Jordan: Trump Should Be Putting Everything in the Classified Server

Melanie Arter | September 30, 2019 | 5:42pm EDT
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( - Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that Trump administration should put everything in the classified server, because there are so many leaks.

“So, the acting director of national intelligence says that the transcript backs up what the whistle-blower says. And we also found out that the White House did, in fact, take the transcript and put it in this secret compartmentalized -- compartmented computer server to block anybody else from getting it. So those are the two main charges, and they're both true,” host Jake Tapper said.


“You know why they put it in the -- in the classified server? Because this administration -- there was a study, Jake, right here by the Senate in 2017. More leaks in the first five months, state security leaks in the first five months of the Trump administration than any other administration,” Jordan said.

“They should be putting everything in there, with folks around who are leaking information. We remember the call to the former prime minister of Australia. Here's what it says: ‘It is a fact that the Trump administration has been besieged by leaks at a level that far exceeds that of any other administration,’” he said.



“You got to protect from the leaks. If I'm the Trump administration, I'd be putting every communication in this,” Jordan added.

Jordan said he doesn’t any problem with the president’s call with the Ukrainian president.

“The president of Ukraine said that there was no pressure, he was not pushed. Look, if Democrats want to impeach because Rudy Giuliani talked to a couple Ukrainians, good luck with that. I don't think the American people think that's the appropriate course of action. I think they see this for what it is,” he said.

“This is just one of the many and unending attacks the Democrats have leveled against this president. The Democrats just put us through three years of this phony Russia collusion investigation, and now, on the heels of that, they come right back with this. We have all seen the transcript. There's nothing there,” Jordan said.

“So I respectfully disagree with my colleagues who think that there needs to be a further inquiry here,” he said.


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