Wednesday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland inquiring about the status of a special counsel investigation into potential mismanagement of classified documents by Vice President Joe Biden.
Jordan, a Republican from Ohio, has requested that Garland provide him with a “unredacted copy of the memorandum outlining the scope of Special Counsel Robert Hur’s probes regarding President Biden and any supporting documents relating to his appointment.”
Jordan, in his letter, gave Garland a deadline of June 20 to provide the requested update. “The Committee on the Judiciary has jurisdiction to oversee the activities of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation pursuant to Rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives,” he wrote. He is also requesting “any other document describing, listing, or delineating the authority and jurisdiction” outlining the scope “of the special counsel” probe.
Hur was appointed after classified documents dating back to Biden’s tenure as vice president were discovered at the Biden Penn Center. Additionally, classified materials were discovered at one of Biden’s Delaware residences.
“The request to Garland comes the same day Jordan asked Garland for the same memo for special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into former President Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents and whether Trump or anyone in his orbit ‘interfered with the transfer of power’ after the 2020 election,” Breitbart News reported.
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Jordan’s letters to Garland came on the heels of a report claiming that Garland’s Department of Justice has informed former President Trump that he will likely be indicted in his classified documents case shortly.
According to multiple sources familiar with the case, the Justice Department has declined to defer charges in order to investigate allegations of witness tampering submitted by the former president’s legal team.
“The sources directly familiar with the case told Just the News that DOJ declined to delay the planned indictment of Trump to investigate allegations that a senior prosecutor working on the case tried to influence a key witness by discussing a federal judgeship with the witness’ lawyer,” the site noted further.
“That allegation is still pending in a secret case before Chief U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg, the jurist who oversees the federal court in Washington, D.C., and the grand juries that convene in that courthouse, the sources said,” the outlet added.
Trump is already indicted in a Manhattan court on allegations that he concealed business expenses in order to conceal payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. He has pled not guilty to these 34 counts of felony.
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