WATCH: GOP Lawmaker Loses It When Asked If Trump Jr’s Russia Meeting Was ‘Treasonous’
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) got more than he bargained when he tried to attack the Russia investigation on CNN, shaking wildly when host John Berman asked about Donald Trump Jr.’s 2016 meeting with Russian officials to get dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Berman asked Jordan if he agreed with former Trump political strategist Steve Bannon that Trump Jr.’s meeting with the Russians in Trump Tower was “treasonous,” Jordan refused to answer the question and tried to turn it around to implicate the FBI and Washington-based research firm Fusion GPS.
“Well, I think he’s been questioned about that meeting,” Jordan said of Trump Jr. “What I want to know about that meeting is, why was the Russian lawyer meeting with Glenn Simpson, the Fusion GPS founder, both before and after the meeting Donald Trump Jr. had with the Russian lawyer? Why did that take place? I think there’s lots of questions that need to be answered,” he added.
But CNN’s Poppy Harlow wouldn’t let the question to go unanswered and again asked Jordan if he agreed with Bannon’s statement that the Trump Jr. meeting was “treasonous.”
“What I think we need to do is get — like, look — why did they only release 375 text messages of the 10,000…”
“I just asked you a different question!” interrupted Harlow. “That’s not what we’re asking you.”
“What I’m saying is, I think there are lots — in fact, we’re doing some tweets this morning on a number of questions that need to be answered. I think there are all kinds of questions that need to be answered,” Jordan replied.
“It sounds like you don’t think it needs to be answered, about whether or not this meeting was treasonous or unpatriotic,” Harlow shot back. “Is that right?”
Watch the exchange in the video below, via CNN: