Rep. Jim Jordan said a recent deposition with the ex-top lawyer at the FBI, James Baker, was "cut short."
Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo, hosting her Fox News program "Sunday Morning Futures," noted that Baker will reappear before lawmakers on Thursday and asked Jordan was he wants to hear from Barker.
"Well, first of all, remember who this is. This is -- this is the FBI chief counsel," Jordan, R-Ohio, said. "All kinds of things flow through him. So when he says that he believed [Deputy Attorney General] Rod Rosenstein was serious about this, this -- this alleged statement about recording the president, you got to take that with the weight that it comes with, because it's the -- it's the FBI chief counsel."
Jordan was referring to Baker's closed-door deposition earlier this month in which he said took the news of Rosenstein discussing wearing a wire to secretly record conversations with President Trump very seriously. After Rosenstein's comments were reported in the New York Times last month, Rosenstein sent out word through intermediaries that he hadn't really meant it.
"We're going to ask him more about [it]," Jordan said. "We -- our previous deposition was cut off early. We ran out of time. So we need him back in there, where we're going to ask more about that specific meeting that took place, and then his conversations with people who were in that meeting, how those went and who all he talked to you."
Jordan also gripped about how Rosenstein "didn't show up" to a tentative meeting with lawmakers last week and expressed support for Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte's subpoena threat.
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.