As so often does, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) made a complete fool of himself today by demanding that the Justice Department share details of the ongoing investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Jack Smith into failed former president Donald Trump with him and the House Judiciary Committee, which he chairs.
According to The Federalist, Jordan sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland “demanding details about the extent of FBI involvement in a special counsel probe run by U.S. Attorney Jack Smith.”
Jordan’s letter also contained this: “The extent of the FBI’s bias and reckless disregard for truth, which Special Counsel John Durham laid out in painstaking detail, is nothing short of scandalous.”
Of course, that has zero to do with the investigation being conducted by Smith, and Jordan has absolutely no right to demand anything from Garland or the DOJ when it comes to an ongoing probe. No member of Congress has that power, no matter what committee he or she may chair.
And yet, Jordan made it sound as if he had the right to know everything regarding Smith, the FBI, and the Justice Department:
“Explain whether any FBI employees who have worked on Special Counsel Smith’s investigation previously worked on any other matters concerning President Trump, and explain whether Special Counsel Smith’s investigation relies on any information or material gathered exclusively by the FBI prior the Special Counsel’s appointment.”
In other words, Jordan knows that Smith is close to indicting Trump on multiple charges, including violating the Espionage Act and obstructing justice, and he wants to try and stick his nose into the investigation so the disgraced ex-president and his attorneys will know what to expect.
The Ohio Republican got a well-deserved mocking on Twitter:
Jordan won’t get a damn thing from Garland because DOJ policy is clear when it comes to ongoing investigations by the Justice Department: There will be no discussion of the matter, not even with Congress, until the investigation is completed.
Nice try, Gym, but once again you failed.
For more on the Smith investigation, watch this video from MSNBC: