Conservative leader Rep. Jim Jordan has joined the growing chorus urging the removal of Peter Kadzik, an assistant attorney general at the Department of Justice, following revelations that he leaked information to his friend, John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
“If we’ve learned anything from WikiLeaks and the recent handling of Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, it’s that a lot more people at the Justice Department than just Peter Kadzik need to go,” Jordan told Breitbart News.
“This just illustrates again why from the very beginning I’ve believed we need, and called for, an independent third party to review Clinton’s private email server and to investigate this issue,” said Jordan, who is chairman of the House Freedom Caucus.
Jordan represents Ohio’s fourth district and is known as a stalwart conservative Republican, having earned a perfect score from the American Conservative Union. Jordan has butted heads with Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the past and was a prominent opponent of the Democrats’ effort to downplay the 2o12 jihad attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya.
Recently, Jordan went on MSNBC to criticize the handling of the email investigation:
Now remember, Mr. Comey, when he did his press conference back in July, went through everything that she had done wrong and said “Yeah, we’re not gonna prosecute.”
So to go through all that, for us to discover in the last couple of months that five people got immunity agreements, five people got immunity agreements and no one got prosecuted, three of the five who got immunity agreements took the fifth in front of Congress, that Loretta Lynch admitted under oath when questioned that this is the first and only time she has said “I will follow the recommendations of the FBI” even when we didn’t know what those recommendations were… in spite of all those unusual things that took place, that would never be seen in a case, she goes through all that and says we’re not going to prosecute, and now, here we are, ten days before an election, and he says he’s going to reopen the case?
At a rally Thursday in Miami, Donald Trump brought up the Kadzik incident to a chorus of boos from his supporters. Other experts, including Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton, have called for Kadzik to step down.