But Jordan appeared to confuse phone calls with phone records when he asked Rosenstein, “Did you threaten to subpoena their calls and emails?”
“No sir, and there's no way to subpoena phone calls,” Rosenstein replied, prompting some members of the audience to laugh.
“Well, I mean, I'm reading what the press said,” Jordan continued.
“I would suggest that you not rely on what the press says, sir,” Rosenstein replied.
The federal government can subpoena phone records, but not phone calls.
House Republicans held the hearing into a Justice Department’s inspector general report which questioned the leadership of the department and the FBI about their investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s e-mails.