DOJ Let Jim Jordan know he won’t get their evidence against Trump

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In a letter to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), made it clear to the DOJ that he will not get their criminal evidence against Trump.

CNN reported:
In a letter to House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, responding to a deluge of document requests, the DOJ said “all oversight requests must be balanced against the department’s interests in protecting the integrity of its work.”

The letter added: “The Department’s mission to uphold the rule of law independently and impartially requires that we maintain the integrity of our investigations, prosecutions and civil proceedings and avoid even the impression that our efforts are influenced by anything other than the law. law and the facts.”

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The letter sheds light on how the department will resist providing information related to ongoing investigations, even as the department pledged on Friday to accommodate lawmakers’ requests where possible, citing former President Ronald Reagan.

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In other words, the DOJ sent the message that Jordan can forget to get anything that could jeopardize an ongoing investigation.

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One of the main reasons Republicans were so eager to have their select committee is that they believed it would allow them to help Trump avoid impeachment. They also appear to be hoping to use the committee to send information to Trump, as then-Representative Devin Nunes did from his leadership position on the House Intelligence Committee during the Mueller investigation.

Jim Jordan will have to decide if he wants to get into a long and potentially costly court battle with the DOJ because the criminal evidence he claims he wants won’t be turned over.

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