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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) launched his first investigation into President Biden’s “mishandling” of classified documents since becoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
“Our focus is on the DOJ and how political that’s become,” Jordan told the “Todd Starnes Show” Friday.
“Secretary Clinton mishandled classified docs. President Biden mishandled classified docs, but the only home that gets raided is President Trump, who by the way, as president is the ultimate authority, the ultimate say on what’s classified and what’s not, and was actually working with the Biden administration’s Justice Department prior to them raiding his home,” Jordan told host Todd Starnes.
“The real question I have, Todd, is, ‘Why were they looking?'” Jordan said. “It’s not like this just happened yesterday. He’s been out of the vice president’s office for six years, so why did they go look here?”
The conservative Ohio congressman said his fundamental question is “Why now? Why were they looking in November of 2022?”
Starnes added, “And I’m curious to know who ratted them out here.”
“It sure seems like there’s gotta be something more,” Jordan said. “The timeline from the DOJ’s perspective. So they find these documents at the Penn Biden Center on November 2nd. November 4th, Joe Biden’s lawyers notified the DOJ. The Justice Department begins an investigation a few days later. On the 14th, we’re told that … the U.S. attorney from Illinois [is brought in] to look at it. On the 18th, on the Trump situation, Garland goes out and announces a special counsel Jack Smith for President Trump. Back to the Biden thing. On December 20th, they find another batch, we don’t know what a batch means. Is that two or is that 2,000? How many documents is that?”
“There seems to be some questions about the timing of all that,” Jordan asked, adding that there might be concerns about the investigation only lasting two months.
The committee sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland Friday after he appointed a special counsel to examine Biden’s classified material scandal.
“We are conducting oversight of the Justice Department’s actions with respect to former Vice President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents, including the apparently unauthorized possession of classified material at a Washington, D.C., private office and in the garage of his Wilmington, Delaware, residence,” Jordan and Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA), wrote in a letter sent Friday to Garland.
“On January 12, 2023, you appointed Robert Hur as Special Counsel to investigate these matters,” they wrote. “The circumstances of this appointment raise fundamental oversight questions that the Committee routinely examines. We expect your complete cooperation with our inquiry.”
Jordan is demanding all documents and communications regarding the appointment of Hur and between the DOJ and the FBI related to the classified documents.