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Jim Jordan In The Crosshairs As Jan. 6 Committee Demands Details On His Phone Calls With Trump

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is now squarely in the crosshairs as the House Select Committee on the January 6 Capitol insurrection is demanding that he reveal details of his phone conversations with former President Donald Trump on the day of the riots and also requesting a formal interview with him.

According to The Washington Post, Jordan was informed of the committee’s decision on Wednesday afternoon:

In a letter to Jordan on Wednesday, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), the chairman of the select committee investigating the attack wrote, “We understand that you had at least one and possibly multiple communications with President Trump on January 6th. We would like to discuss each such communication with you in detail.”

The letter from Chairman Thompson also includes language regarding meetings Jordan may have had with Trump administration officials:

“You may also have information about meetings with White House officials and the then-President in November and December 2020, and early-January 2021, about strategies for overturning the results of the 2020 election.”

Jordan has admitted that he spoke with Trump on multiple occasions as the attack on the Capitol was taking place, telling the House panel in October:

“Of course I talked to the president. I talked to him that day. I’ve been clear about that. I don’t recall the number of times, but it’s not about me. I know you want to make it about that.”

In July, during an interview with Spectrum News, Jordan was asked about his conversations with Trump on the fateful day, and he remarked:

“Yeah I mean — I spoke with the president last week, I speak with the president all of the time. I spoke with him on Jan. 6. I mean, I talked with President Trump all the time and that’s … I don’t think that’s unusual. I would expect members of Congress to talk with the president of the United States when they’re trying to get done the things they told the voters in their district to do.”

It certainly sounds like Jordan is about to go through some things.

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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