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DOJ Puts Jim Jordan on Notice Over Hunter Biden Probe: Stick to The Facts



Rep. Jim Jordan
The Justice Department has warned Rep. Jim Jordan about distorting the findings of Hunter Biden probe. (Image: U.S. House of Representatives)

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a warning to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) regarding the way he presents the findings of the Hunter Biden prosecutor.

In response to Jordan’s inquiry about the investigation led by David Weiss, a U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware appointed by Donald Trump, the DOJ urged the Ohio Republican to adhere to the facts and avoid any distortions.

The DOJ emphasized its commitment to safeguarding law enforcement work from potential political interference, including from Congress, regardless of the administration in power. It stressed the importance of maintaining confidentiality of sensitive law enforcement information and protecting attorneys and agents from improper political pressures while investigations are ongoing. The department expressed concerns about misrepresentations that could damage public confidence in the impartial administration of justice, to which they are dedicated.

“Across administrations, the Department has long recognized its obligation to protect law enforcement work from even the perception of political interference, including from Congress,” the DOJ’s letter to Jordan reads.

“Our longstanding principles and duty to take care that the law be faithfully executed require us to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive law enforcement information and to protect line attorneys and agents so they can do their jobs for the American people free from improper political pressures. These concerns are heightened while a matter is open and investigative steps, prosecutorial decisions, or judicial proceedings are ongoing.”

The department added: “At the same time, we are deeply concerned by any misrepresentations about our work—whether deliberate or arising from misunderstandings—that could unduly harm public confidence in the evenhanded administration of justice, to which we are dedicated.”

Regarding Weiss testifying before Jordan’s committee, the DOJ agreed to allow it to happen after Congress’s August recess, acknowledging the public’s interest in hearing direct testimony.

The DOJ also expressed concerns about the committee’s deposition subpoenas, which they deemed premature and unjustified. They emphasized the need for continued discussions between the Department and the committee to understand each other’s interests and approach regarding ongoing aspects of their work and testimony from line personnel.

Read the letter here.


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