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Ohio Republican Jim Jordan is demanding documents from Attorney General Merrick Garland regarding the Department of Justice’s probe into President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
In a letter to Garland, Jordan expressed concern about the “appearance of a conflict of interest” by the DOJ in not appointing a special counsel for investigations into Hunter Biden.
“To date, you have declined to appoint a special counsel in this matter, despite appointing special counsels in other investigations. Your refusal to appoint a special counsel here is conspicuous in this context,” Jordan said in the letter.
“He also requested documents from employees in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware relating to the status of a special counsel for the Hunter Biden investigation, along with communications between employees of U.S. attorney’s offices who could bring charges against Biden. Jordan has requested the information by March 14 at 5 p.m. as part of the House Judiciary Committee’s oversight of the DOJ,” the Washington Examiner reported.
Jordan argued recently that there’s been a seismic shift regarding allegations against President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.
Jordan suggested “something is up” with the probe because of a new interest in the story by many of the same media outlets that initially dismissed reports of corruption evidence stemming from materials and emails obtained from a laptop he reportedly abandoned at a computer repair store in Delaware in 2019.
“Well, what happened to that is you had 51 intelligence officers sign a letter saying that this Hunter Biden story was Russian misinformation when it wasn’t, and that changed — I think anyone can make a credible argument that that altered the outcome of the election and we no longer have Donald Trump in the White House because he was doing that, he was pushing back on China for the first time. And now, we have Joe Biden there and it’s exactly the opposite direction,” Jordan said.
“So that’s what happened. That’s why this is all connected because the influence of big media, big tech, and big government in impacting our election — I think we said this last week, Sean. My colleagues had this in the committee a few weeks ago, Matt Gaetz. He said, when will the FBI stay out of elections and let us, the people, decide? In 2016, they went after Trump’s campaign, 2018, it was a Mueller investigation, 2020, they suppressed the Hunter Biden story, 2022, 91 days before the midterm election, they raid his home, and now, just two weeks ago, three days after he announces for the 2024 race, they name a special counsel and it’s not just anybody, it’s Jack Smith and the record that he has of weaponizing the government to go after the people,” Jordan continued.
“It sure looks like Joe Biden was involved,” Jordan added. “So, my, how this story has changed. And now, we find out these text messages and emails that link the entire family, not just Hunter and Joe and — but also uncle, the — Joe’s brother, James Biden, is involved in this as well.”
Wisconsin GOP Sen. Ron Johnson is also calling on his colleagues in the House to interview the intelligence officials who signed a letter casting doubt on the Hunter Biden laptop story back in 2020.
“That letter that they sent was an information operation itself and impacted and interfered in our election to a far greater extent than anything Russia could have ever hoped to accomplish,” Johnson said. “The house has to call those 51 intelligence officials.”
In the letter, the former intelligence officials claimed: “that we do not know if the emails, provided to the New York Post by President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, are genuine or not and that we do not have evidence of Russian involvement.”
“It’s one of the hallmarks of money laundering. We know that Hunter Biden was paid a million dollars to represent Patrick Ho, who was convicted of money laundering. So it’s pretty easy to put two and two together. Chuck Grassley and I did it for the American public, but again, the media ignored it,” Johnson said.
“I don’t know all of the ways of Joe Biden is compromised in terms of his foreign financial entanglements. But the Chinese Communist government knows, Russia knows, Iran knows. And that’s why we need to get the bottom of this,” Johnson stressed.
It’s not just Hunter Biden, either, who is in some trouble.
Garland appointed the U.S. attorney in Chicago to review classified documents discovered at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.
The classified documents from Joe Biden’s vice presidency were found at a think tank affiliated with the current president.