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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan is sounding off on Hunter Biden’s “preferential treatment” at the hands of the Department of Justice. Even though Hunter Biden was indicted by Special Counsel David Weiss in connection with a gun he purchased in 2018, Jordan believes the DOJ handled the case in a “ridiculous way.”
Jordan responded to the claim that President Joe Biden never once discussed business with his son Hunter’s associates on “Fox Across America” with Jimmy Failla.
“He was at two dinners with business partners and people. They’re doing business with whatever the business was. He’s at one of those dinners where it’s Elena Baturina, the Russian oligarch, the wealthiest woman in Russia, worth over $1,000,000,000. He didn’t just stop by, he didn’t call in, he spent the entire dinner there with Hunter Biden, Devin Archer, and other people who they were doing business with,” Jordan said.
“So, again, their story from the Bidens keeps changing. The story from the Garland Justice Department keeps changing. But you know whose story hasn’t changed? The two whistleblowers came forward a couple of weeks ago. Their story and their testimony have been consistent. It’s been validated by an FBI agent. I think I’ll believe those guys over the Justice Department and the White House,” he added.
“I think the big takeaway is nothing has changed at the Justice Department. I mean, John Durham told us how bad it was, that it was all a lie, Crossfire Hurricane. He told us they got incredible intelligence that said this whole thing, the Trump-Russia narrative, was from the Clinton campaign. So, the intelligence is credible enough that he briefed the president, the vice president, attorney general, the director of the FBI puts it in a memo,” Jordan said.
“And Jim Comey doesn’t share that memo with the agents doing the case. I mean, that’s how wrong. And now we get to this situation. We have a whistleblower come forward and say they were denied information that they should have had. Hunter Biden got special treatment, preferential treatment, and they ran this case in a ridiculous way,” Jordan continued.
“So that to me is the big takeaway. Nothing has changed at the Justice Department, which is why what we do with the appropriations process and our focus on not allowing FISA to be reauthorized in its current form is so darn important,” he added.
Jordan also recently sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting information on the status of a special counsel investigation into President Joe Biden’s potential mishandling of classified documents.
The Ohio Republican wants Garland to provide him with an “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.”
“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, adding that he’s 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 were discovered at the Biden Penn Center, which dated back to when Biden served as vice president. Additional classified materials were also found at one of Biden’s residences in Delaware.
Earlier this month, Law360 correspondent Frank G. Runyeon shared a “cease” letter he obtained from Hunter Biden’s attorney Abbe David Lowell to lawyers for the former president.
“Hunter Biden’s attorney demands Donald Trump cease & desist from statements ‘both defamatory and likely to incite’ violence against the U.S. president’s son,” Runyeon noted on Twitter in a post containing a screenshot of the demand letter.