The ex-top lawyer at the FBI, James Baker, will appear before a congressional Russia task force on Thursday for a second private meeting in recent weeks.
During an interview on Fox News, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said the first questions the former general counsel will be asked will focus on whether there was any kind of "legal analysis" following Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's discussion of secretly recording President Trump.
"Was there some kind of legal analysis of actually looking to record the president of the United States? What subsequent meetings took place? Those are the first series of questions we'll ask Mr. Baker," Jordan said about half an hour before the meeting with members of the House Judiciary and House Oversight and Government Committees was scheduled to start.
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Rosenstein was tentatively set to meet with GOP lawmakers last week to discuss reports that he considered secretly recording Trump. However, last week's meeting was postponed, and a House Judiciary Committee aide told the Washington Examiner at the time they are working to confirm a potential meeting.
Some Republicans were upset Rosenstein wouldn't be on Capitol Hill, calling for a subpoena, and Trump said he was "surprised" he wouldn't appear.
GOP investigators, who have routinely clashed with Rosenstein over document requests, were eager to grill him on a recent New York Times report on him discussing secretly recording Trump and invoking the 25th Amendment of the Constitution to oust the president after FBI Director James Comey was fired in May 2017.
Rosenstein has denied considering such actions .
During Baker's closed-door deposition earlier this month, he reportedly he said took the news of Rosenstein discussing wearing a wire to secretly record conversations with President Trump very seriously.
Rosenstein reportedly made the comments to two top officials in the meeting, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and bureau lawyer Lisa Page, who then went to the office of a third FBI official, Baker, and conveyed that they thought he was being serious about the use of a wire.
Jordan, a member of the Judiciary Committee, previously said that Baker's first meeting was "cut short" and still had questions.
During his the deposition, Baker also provided "absolute proof" that the FBI failed to inform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of pertinent Democratic interests when applying to spy on onetime Trump campaign official Carter Page, according to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes.