Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, claimed during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that he is dictating the schedule for subpoenas during the current session of Congress.
US Intelligence Officials
Jordan sent summons for inquiries into an Education Department issue. He has now sent a “last” round of letters to a group of U.S. intelligence officers for a probe relating to Hunter Biden, the older son of President Joe Biden.
These letters require “complete” compliance with requests for information and statements. Jordan also voiced concerns over the lucrative security clearances the signees may possess.
Jordan and the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Michael Turner (R-OH), issued these letters to 51 senior officials who made a statement in October 2020 that “falsely claimed” reports regarding Hunter Biden were “the result of Russian disinformation.”
Jim Jordan has called for the 51 former intelligence agents who signed a 2020 letter dismissing Hunter Biden’s laptop as Russian disinformation to lose their security clearance.
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The remark was made weeks before the presidential race.
GOP leaders sought out these former intelligence officers before the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives. Jordan and Turner are seeking cooperation with their requests for papers and testimony now that they have subpoena authority.
While the letters emphasize the need for records and testimony for oversight, Jordan’s emphasis on legislation might become a major sticking point in the coming months as Republicans seek compliance.
The counsel representing Hunter Biden, however, has blocked the House Oversight Committee’s request for material on the grounds that it “serves no legislative purpose.”
The head of the committee, James Comer (R-KY), emphasized his inquiry into Hunter Biden is vital to finding a “legislative remedy” to prevent the president of the United States from engaging in questionable financial dealings.
House GOP demanding answers of 51 ex-intel officers for Hunter laptop dismissal: When the New York Post broke the Hunter Biden laptop story in October 2020, the mainstream media spiked the story and labeled it "disinformation" thanks in large part to a public statement…
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Contents of the Laptop
Several of the contents on the laptop have now been examined and proven legitimate.
Recently, Hunter Biden’s attorneys began submitting letters to state and federal agencies requesting investigations into those engaged in leaking the contents of the laptop to the media and other outlets.
Abbe Lowell, Hunter’s attorney, claimed the letters do not “confirm” the laptop belonged to his client.
In addition to congressional investigations, federal prosecutors are investigating Hunter Biden for his overseas business operations and tax issues. Hunter stated he expects to be exonerated of any wrongdoing, given he did not disclose the investigation’s existence until after the 2020 election.
The notices sent by Jordan and Turner to the former officials show Republicans are utilizing their subpoena authority to examine Biden family-related matters.
While these letters emphasize the significance of monitoring, their emphasis on legislation might become a subject of contention in the coming months.
How the former officials will respond to the requests for documents and testimony remains to be seen. However, Hunter’s attorneys have just begun sending letters seeking inquiries into those responsible for distributing the contents of his laptop.This article appeared in The Political Globe and has been published here with permission.