Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, is not backing down when it comes to finding out what’s going on beneath the surface at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
In a new letter from the House Judiciary chairman to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, Jordan pressed the DOJ to provide House Republicans on the committee with an unredacted memorandum that specifically outlines the “scope” of Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into President Donald Trump.
“We previously requested information and documents related to the FBI’s raid on President Trump’s residence and its subsequent investigation. Because you have not provided this information, and in light of your appointment of Jack Smith as special counsel, we write to request an unredacted copy of the memorandum outlining the scope of Mr. Smith’s probes regarding President Trump and any supporting documentation related to his appointment as special counsel.”
This latest move from Rep. Jordan comes shortly after he fired off a letter to Garland last week, demanding more information regarding the role that the FBI plays in the DOJ’s investigation of the so-called “classified” documents that were extracted from Trump’s private residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida last summer by federal agents.
Jordan reminded Garland that the Committee on the Judiciary has the jurisdiction to “oversee the activities of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation pursuant to Rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives.”
Jordan’s unflinching request for the DOJ also comes as Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., who is also the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has stated his intent to file contempt charges against the FBI in Congress for the continued refusal to hand over a subpoenaed FD-1023 form related to their investigation of an alleged bribery scheme linked to Joe Biden.
Trump himself has described the FBI and the DOJ’s ongoing investigations into his affairs as “ELECTION INTERFERENCE.” He also stated that the politically-fueled probes are a form of payback from the establishment since House Republicans are investigating federal corruption.
“They are also going after me as RETRIBUTION for the Republicans in Congress going after them,” he wrote on Truth Social on Tuesday. “The difference is, they have created major crimes, I have created none!”
Rep. Jordan has given Garland until June 20, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. to produce the unredacted memorandum that he has requested.