(CNSNews.com) - The FBI investigation into Donald Trump and his associates, including Gen. Michael Flynn, "was worse than we thought," Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told Fox News's Martha MacCallum Thursday night.
Newly released documents show the FBI was ready to close its investigation of Flynn on Jan. 4, 2017, after finding nothing "derogatory," but FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok urged against it: “Hey, don’t close RAZOR,” Strzok wrote.
A few weeks later, Strzok was in Gen. Michael Flynn's White House office -- sent there by FBI Director James Comey -- surreptitiously investigating Flynn's contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States.
Jordan on Thursday credited Flynn's most recent attorney Sidney Powell and Attorney General Bill Barr with prying the newly disclosed documents out of the FBI:
"Why didn't (current FBI Director) Chris Wray tell us?" Jordan asked. "He's been there two-and-a-half years. He was brought in to clean up this mess."
Remember what happened, Jordan said:
In the summer of 2016, they opened an investigation into Trump -- into this Trump-Russia investigation. They spy on two American citizens associated with the Trump campaign.
To spy on one of those, they go to the secret court, they take the dossier, the now-famous dossier that Clinton paid for -- they didn't tell the court that. They didn't tell the court the guy who wrote it was quote, ‘desperate to stop Trump.’ He'd actually conveyed that to the Justice Department and they didn't tell the court that they already knew the dossier was salacious, unverified, Russian disinformation.
And then on top of all that, they go after Mike Flynn after the agent said he was fine -- he hadn't done anything wrong. They go after a three-star general, that's how determined they were to get this president. And then Bob Mueller won't tell us anything after a two-year investigation?
And Chris Wray's been there for two and half years, and he won't give us any information, either. Only Bill Barr and Sidney Powell pushing is the only reason we're able to get this information.
A few hours later, Flynn's attorney Sidney Powell told Fox News's Sean Hannity that FBI Director Chris Wray used to be Andrew Weissmann's supervisor, when "Weissmann was at the Department of Justice, running roughshod over the rights of everyone in Houston," as Powell put it.
Later, Weissman was one of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's top deputies in the Trump-Russia investigation.
But conservatives questioned Weissmann’s objectivity, noting that he attended Hillary Clinton's election night party in 2016, and he praised former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she refused to defend the Trump administration's so-called "Muslim travel ban."
According to a recent biography, "Mr. Weissmann is the former Chief of the Fraud Section in the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Criminal Division, the former General Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as well as a former lead prosecutor in the Special Counsel investigation, the Director of the Enron Task Force, and the Chief of the Criminal Division in the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY)."