Jim Jordan desires to subpoena the FBI for his or her legal proof towards Trump
The new select subcommittee, which will fall under Rep. Jim Jordan’s jurisdiction, will have the opportunity to subpoena the FBI over its criminal evidence against Trump.
The New York Times reported:
The resolution appears to give him the power to subpoena the Justice Department to subpoena information about the special counsel’s investigation into Mr Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election and his handling of classified documents, as well as other politically charged matters such as an open tax investigation into President Biden son Hunter Biden.
The text of the resolution would also give Mr Jordan’s panel the power to obtain the same top-secret information that the intelligence agencies provide to their oversight committee, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
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Just as Devin Nunes was for the Mueller investigation, Jim Jordan will try to be Trump’s mole, sending the failed former president evidence and information about the Justice Department’s multiple criminal investigations into 1/6 and his theft of classified documents.
The Justice Department is not used to sharing its evidence with anyone, so the subpoenas will result in a long and protracted legal battle between the DOJ and House Republicans.
Jordan should have trouble justifying why he and his committee need the criminal evidence in an ongoing investigation to conduct oversight of the legislature. As other congressional investigations have shown, subpoenas can be bound in court for years. Any subpoenas issued by Jordan are likely to be rendered meaningless, either by Democrats retaking the House of Representatives or Trump being criminally indicted.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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