Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio appeared on “Fox & Friends” where he joined co-host Ainsley Earhardt in an effort to discredit the FISA court, which granted a warrant to the FBI to place former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page under surveillance.
Page bragged in a 2013 letter that he had worked for the Kremlin, noted TIME.
The underlying conspiracy theory pushed by Earhardt and Jordan is that any judge appointed by a Democrat could not possibly be fair and unbiased in regards to the investigation of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and apparent Russian collusion.
Earhardt falsely claimed that three of the FISA court judges were appointed by former President Bill Clinton.
Earhardt added her right wing fear mongering: “All it takes is one judge, right, to make the decision.”
Jordan concurred with his fear mongering:
When that application is put in front of the court, there is one judge there making the decisions, that’s right. And there are subsequent times that it has to get renewed where there could be different judges, but there is one judge at the time.
In reality, all 11 FISA judges were appointed by Chief Justice John Roberts, who was nominated to the Supreme Court by former President George W. Bush.