Further investigations will be held to determine if the United States' intelligence community was weaponized to hurt President Donald Trump's campaign and presidency, Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan said Monday.
"We know based on certain text messages, meetings that took place between the Department of Justice, the intel community and the White House there was involvement at the highest levels of government," Meadows, R-N.C., told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "That being said, it requires further investigation to make sure we do that, that we do not weaponize the intelligence community, the Department of Justice or the FBI. I know Jim and I are committed to getting to the bottom of it."
Jordan, R-Ohio, while appearing with Meadows on Fox News, said the Mueller probe used 19 attorneys and approximately 40 FBI agents and other professional staff, executed nearly 500 search warrants and issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, but still came back with a report that said there are no more indictments coming and no collusion involved.
"This is as strong a statement as you can see," said Jordan. 'This is good for the president. More importantly, it’s good for the country."
Meanwhile, Democratic Reps Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler are launching "fishing expeditions" because the collusion narrative did not play out.
"Eighty-one letters Jerry Nadler sent out because this wasn’t the bombshell they hoped for," said Jordan, referring to the move by Nadler, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, to serve document requests to people and agencies connected with Trump.
Nadler didn't, however, send letters to Glenn Simpson or Christopher Steele, both of whom were involved in the Trump dossier, Jordan pointed out.
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