Republican Rep. Jim Jordan debunked a bunch of Democratic talking points about the House Intelligence Committee memo from Republicans in a heated exchange with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday.
Cuomo grilled Jordan on the declassified memo asserting the FBI and Department of Justice mishandled the FISA court system to obtain a warrant to spy on Trump campaign associate Carter Page, as well as the process for releasing a counter-memo from Democrats on the committee. Jordan responded to a number of Democrat criticisms of the memo Cuomo served up. Democrats are characterizing it as a misleading, dangerous, and partisan attempt from Republicans to discredit the federal Russia probe.
Here are five myths about the memo Jordan debunked in the segment.
1. The Democrat memo is going through a different process for release than the Republican memo is
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