U.S. House Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH), head of the House Judiciary Committee, claimed that the FBI and other federal agencies have been “weaponized.”
In a Sunday interview on Meet the Press, Jordan argued that federal agencies have handled President Joe Biden’s possession of classified documents very differently than when former President Donald Trump had classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago residence.
As previously covered by The Dallas Express, the FBI discovered classified documents in Biden’s office at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C., and at his home in Wilmington, Delaware.
“The FBI spied on the president’s campaign, altered evidence in front of the FISA court, paid a confidential human source even after they knew that confidential human source had lied to them,” Jordan said. “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.”
However, host Chuck Todd countered, saying, “There was nine months between the initial action the [National] Archives made for requested documents before they even turned it over to the Justice Department. The subpoena was issued 60 days before they actually executed the subpoena.”
“And more importantly, the only time the public found out about it is because Donald Trump told the public about it,” he continued. “This is not some sort of proof that somehow they’ve been weaponized and playing politics.”
Jordan replied, “They raided Trump’s home. They haven’t raided Biden’s home.”
“Because Biden didn’t defy a subpoena,” Todd said, explaining that the former president had 60 days to comply with the FBI before a search warrant was executed.
“President Trump had documents locked in a room with Secret Service protecting them,” Jordan said. “President Biden had documents in his garage and in a think tank that was funded by the Chinese. I think there’s a difference.”
Jordan explained that what he takes issue with is a lack of “equal treatment under the law.”
As previously covered by The Dallas Express, the Department of Justice has faced criticism for being softer on Biden than on Trump.
A former FBI assistant director said there is “a glaring disparity in how somewhat identical facts are treated when it comes to the Bidens.”
“You know, it’s kid gloves, it’s going about it in a very nice way, very genteel,” Chris Swecker said.
I take a lot of issue with the term “identical facts.” The facts aren’t remotely similar. Something else that isn’t similar was Trump’s use of Justice, the IRS, his pardon power, and his willingness to defy lawful orders in order to protect his allies and destroy his enemies.
This story is O.K., but the headline should have been “Todd exposes Jordan’s hypocrisy.”
In “Trump speak”, these are identical.
Nuts!! Anybody with a brain can see what Gym is doing, CJ overlong for Trump who refused and lied about what he had, said it was his and refused to respond to subpoena
Instead of talking about the issue at hand which is Biden, the SNOWFLAKES deflect to Trump.Now that Reps are in charge in the House we aren’t going to allow the left to change the conversation, PERIOD!
Isn’t Jordan’s entire complaint that Trump was treated worse than Biden. The conversation IS about Trump’s actions vs. Biden’s and Pence’s. If you didn’t object to what Trump you are way out of line objecting to Biden (or Pence).
Biden, the aviator man tricked the Republicans about Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
They couldn’t justify their lies about helping Seniors. Now they have too do what they said. Way to go Joe!.
Plus they got Rick Scott and Mike Lee, both sitting there lying. Got you boy’s.😃😃
So you delete all the comments you don’t like? Shame on you.
They need to update their moderation policies.
Is hyper-moderation less egregious than “we permanently 86’d our comment section while saying we didn’t” like over at the “local institution” news site?
Lots of consternation about telling it like it is these days. A lot of off-limits topics.
The FBI, DOJ have been weaponized. The media has been biased in coverage in anything woke or anti-Trump. Even the Dallas Express has a woke bias. Conservatives get it.
I love it when Racist white people demonstrate the same sentiment that blacks has been doing in this DEVIL country for centuries. The FBI treating Biden different than Tramp.
Biden and Tramp,2 fangs of the same SNAKE.
It is a never ending source of amusement to me how good conservatives are at jamming their fingers in their ears and yelling “la, la, la, la.”
The FBI only RAIDED Trump’s house after MONTHS of negotiating to get hundreds of classified, top-secret documents returned. Biden was negligent in his handling of a dozen or so docs and FULLY COOPERATED in their return!
One was careless jaywalking, the other was grand larceny!
Are you guys really that spoiled and entitled that you believe there are no consequences for your actions?
I look at it like this. A cop sees two cars drive by with drivers not wearing their seat belt and tells them to pull over. One driver (Biden) complies and pulls over, the other driver (Trump) gives the cop the finger and floors it. Do you think the Cop is going to treat them both the same? And have we forgotten how Barr acted like he was Trump’s personal Attorney during the Russia investigation? And during the “perfect call” investigation where Trump held up funds (authorized by Congress) for Ukraine, all “Jacket Less” Jim Jordan was interested in was Hunter Biden.
Never follow a clown. Gym is a clown.
Never trust Gym!
Jim Jordan, speak to the wrestlers who were being sexually assaulted when he was the AD at Ohio State.
There is nothing this man can tell when he knew these kids were being molested. NOTHING.