A new special subcommittee, which will be run by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-D.), will be able to issue subpoenas to the FBI for evidence of crimes against Trump.
The New York Times reports:
The resolution appears to give him the power to subpoena the Justice Department for information about the special counsel’s investigation of Mr. Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election and his handling of classified documents, as well as other politically charged issues such as the disclosure of taxes on President Biden. Investigate son Hunter Biden.
The text of the resolution would also give Mr. Jordan’s panel authority to receive highly classified information from the intelligence agencies to its oversight committee, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
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Just as Devin Nunes was involved in the Mueller investigation, Jim Jordan will try to be Trump’s mole, leaking evidence and information to the failed former president concerning the Justice Department’s investigation into 1 /6 and multiple criminal investigations into his theft of classified documents.
The Justice Department is not used to turning over its evidence to anyone, so the subpoena will lead to a protracted legal battle between the Justice Department and House Republicans.
Jordan should try to justify why he and his committee Criminal evidence is required for legislative branch oversight in the ongoing investigation. As has been seen in other congressional investigations, subpoenas can stay in court for years. Any subpoenas issued by Jordan will likely be rendered moot by Democrats taking back the House or by criminal charges against Trump.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a congressional correspondent for the White House Press Fellowship and PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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