Reps. Jim Jordan and James Comer aren’t letting go of the Biden regime now that they’ve used the document scandal to sink their teeth into it, making demands of the DOJ to keep up the pressure and
Rep. Comer kept up the pressure by appearing on Fox News Channel’s “The Story” and demanding that the FBI do to Biden what they did to former President Trump at Mar-a-Lago and start gathering up security camera footage from Biden’s Delaware home and using it to try to piece together who might have visited the house and seen the documents, saying:
“Well, we wonder if the Secret Service had records now, that’s our next question. Because he still had Secret Service protection. And you would assume that the Secret Service would vet people that would be allowed on the premise of the dwelling for the President of the United States.
“So, there are other areas we’re going to look. I’m sure all of the records have either been destroyed or never existed to begin with. But at any rate, this is very concerning. The security cameras, remember the FBI, when they raided Mar-a-Lago, they also took the security cameras to look at security footage. Did they do the same with Joe Biden? We do know he has surveillance cameras there.”
Rep. Jim Jordan, meanwhile, has taken the step of resending demands of information now that he’s in control of the Weaponization of Government Select Subcommittee, as Breitbart News reported, saying:
The letters to each of the officials were nearly the same; however, the one to Klain included a response to the White House’s correspondence on December 29, obtained by Breitbart News, that it would not comply with Jordan’s requests while he was not chairman.
“The Biden White House provided a perfunctory letter that discounted Congress’s constitutional oversight authorities, failed to produce any documents or information requested, and declined to address any matters of substance,” Jordan wrote.
Jordan, while serving as ranking member of the committee, had contacted Klain on November 18 demanding information about “the Biden administration’s use of federal law enforcement with respect to school board-related threats,” a topic Jordan has been pursuing for well over a year in response to an FBI whistleblower allegation on the matter.
In the letter to White House Counsel Ron Klain, Jordan said, in part:
To date, you have not complied with our long-outstanding requests for information and documents. Instead, the Biden White House provided a perfunctory letter that discounted Congress’s constitutional oversight authorities, failed to produce any documents or information requested, and declined to address any matters of substance. The White House leaked this letter to the media, and briefed at least one reporter on it, before transmitting the letter to the Committee at 4:34 a.m. — severely undercutting the White House’s purported commitment to working with us in “good faith.”
The White House has sought to excuse its noncompliance with our requests by assertingthat the requests “were not made as part of the congressional oversight process to which the constitutional accommodation obligations apply.” Setting aside the constitutional and legal fallacies inherent in the White House’s argument, nothing in federal law prevented the White House from voluntarily complying with our requests. In addition, to the extent the White House believed it was bound only to comply with requests from committee chairmen, the White House has had notice since at least November 16, 2022, that a returning Republican Member would lead the Judiciary Committee in the 118th Congress and has taken no steps to comply with our outstanding requests in that time. In fact, as of today, we have seen no evidence that the White House has taken any steps to comply with our requests.
The Administration’s stonewalling must stop. Accordingly, we reiterate our outstanding requests — itemized in our letter dated November 18, 2022, and its enclosure, and incorporated herein — and ask that you provide this material immediately. We are prepared to resort to compulsory process, if necessary, to obtain this material.