Judiciary Committee chief Rep. weaponized Jim Jordan argued Sunday. That federal agencies are handling President Joe Biden’s. And former President Donald Trump’s classified documents cases .
In an interview with Chuck Todd on todaystrend News’ “Meet the Press,” Jordan. R-Ohio, suggested there was a double standard in Trump’s discovery of classified. Documents at his Mar-a-Lago house in Florida. The vice presidential papers were found at Biden’s Delaware home. And an office in Washington.
Jordan accused the FBI and other agencies of being “weaponized.” “The FBI raided the home of a former president 91 days before an election. Took the phone of a sitting member of Congress, and on and on.”
Todd pushed back, saying: “There were nine months between the initial action. … The [National] Archives requested the documents before.
“And more , Donald Trump told the public about it when the public found out about it. It wasn’t some new drawing because an FBI photo did it within hours of each other. When it was actually a year and a half of Donald Trump, according to a request from the National Archives. are not complying,” Todd said. “This is not evidence that somehow they’re playing politics by making weapons.”
Jordan said: “They raided Trump’s house.
They didn’t raid Biden’s house.”
“Because Biden did not disobey a subpoena, Congressman,” Todd said, adding. That Trump had 60 days to comply before the FBI could execute a search warrant.
After leaving office in 2021. The National Archives contacted Trump officials to inform them. That the agency believed some documents were missing and needed to be returned. Months later, the former president sent 15 boxes of files. Some containing classified documents. To the archives from Mar-a-Lago in January of last year. The FBI later learned that Trump had not complied with a subpoena. After more classified documents were obtained.
Jordan’s comments came in the wake of a new GOP majority in the House. He also now chairs the Select Subcommittee on Arming the Federal Government. Which could serve as a one-stop shop for investigating perceived wrongdoing. By the federal government against conservatives, including Trump.
Biden has come under scrutiny for documents with weaponized classified markings found. At his Delaware home and a Washington office. Illinois Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, a top Biden ally. Said last week: “It’s unacceptable to think. That any of these ended up in a storage box in one place or another.”
Republicans, meanwhile, seized on the revelations.
With some arguing that they showed the FBI targeted. Trump when it raided his Mar-a-Lago home to retrieve classified documents.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed special counsel. Robert Hurr, a former federal prosecutor who has worked with many Republicans. Throughout his law enforcement career. To oversee the investigation into Biden.
Jordan announced this month that the Judiciary Committee weaponized had opened. An investigation into classified Obama-era documents found. At Biden’s home and former office in Washington. In a letter to Garland, Jordan demanded all documents. And communications about discovery between the Justice Department. The FBI and the White House, as well as information on Garland’s hiring of Hoor.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., asked. The White House to release visitor logs from Biden’s home in Delaware.
The White House counsel’s office said last week it was reviewing. Kammer’s recent requests related to Biden’s handling of classified. Documents and indicated it plans to cooperate to an extent.