Jim Jordan Blasts DOJ Over Preferential Treatment for Hunter Biden, 'That Is Just as Wrong as It Gets'

Jim Jordan appears on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo 6-25-23. (Credit: Jim Jordan)

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jim Jordan (R-OH) appeared on “Sunday Morning Futures” with host Maria Bartiromo to discuss America’s two-tiered system of justice and Hunter Biden’s lenient treatment by Attorney General Merrick Garland and the DOJ.

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Bartiromo got the ball rolling by pointing out that it was a bad look that the president’s son attended a state dinner for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday—an event that Attorney General Merrick Garland was invited to as well. The soiree was held just days after Hunter was charged with two tax misdemeanors and illegal possession of a firearm, pleading guilty to the first two and entering into a pre-trial diversion agreement on the latter.

BARTIROMO: Mister Chairman, thanks very much for joining us this morning… 

Well, interesting to see this picture of Hunter Biden at the state dinner at the White House on the week that he’s supposed to be pleading guilty and gets a misdemeanor charge and no effort whatsoever to look at the actual income and where it came from. 

Jordan asserted that the lack of effort by the Department of Justice showed their bias:

JORDAN: Right. I think the big takeaway from last week is nothing has changed at the Justice Department.

I mean, John Durham told us how bad it was, that it was all a lie, Crossfire Hurricane. He told us they got incredible intelligence that said this whole thing, [the] Trump-Russia narrative, was from the Clinton campaign. So, the intelligence is credible enough that he briefed the president, the vice president, attorney general, [and] the director of the FBI puts it in a memo.

And Jim Comey doesn’t share that memo with the agents doing the case. I mean, that’s how wrong. And now we get to this situation. We have a whistleblower come forward and says they were denied information that they should have had. Hunter Biden got special treatment, preferential treatment, and they ran this case in a ridiculous way.

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He vowed to put an end to Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants:

So that to me is the big takeaway. Nothing has changed at the Justice Department, which is why what we do with the appropriations process and our focus on not allowing FISA to be reauthorized in its current form is so darn important.

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The fast-talking congressman also accused the AG of not telling the truth when he claimed he did not interfere with the Biden case: 

Think about this, the attorney general told us he’s gonna take a hands off approach. David Weiss, the U.S. attorney in Delaware, he can run the [Hunter Biden] case like he wants. But then David Weiss was asked to get special counsel status, and he’s turned down for goodness sake.

If this case doesn’t warrant special counsel status, I don’t know what does, but they denied that to him. You can’t have the attorney general say, I’ve taken a hands off approach and then this happened where he denied David Weissman special counsel status.

He also defended the credibility of the whistleblowers:

So I think when you step back and look at this, first of all, look at the credibility of these whistleblowers, Mr. Shapley, 14 years at the IRS, handled some of the biggest cases they’ve ever had. Then there’s the anonymous whistleblower. Had the same kind of background. These guys are credible people who’ve come forward.

Second, you have the attorney general, what he said, he was going to take a hands off approach, but obviously he didn’t. And then third, you have the facts. You have the assistant U.S. Attorney Leslie Wolfe, who’s who said that she tipped off Biden’s lawyers when they were getting ready to do something. She told Mr. Shapley that he couldn’t ask about Joe Biden and couldn’t use the term, “the Big Guy,” even though they had that e-mail, she limited what they could do in their investigation.

That is just as wrong as it gets

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Merrick Garland may wish this whole thing would just go away, but Jim Jordan and other members of the House GOP aren’t going to let him forget it.

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