The Republican chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Jim Jordan of Ohio, has called for papers that show how much the Justice Department and the Manhattan District Attorney’s office worked together before starting their investigations into former president Donald Trump.
Republicans in the House of Representatives had said earlier in the day that they would check into the link.
Jordan questioned the efficacy of the Manhattan DA’s probe on FNC’s “The Faulkner Focus,” but he couldn’t confirm or deny a link between the charges against Trump and the Mueller special counsel investigation.
He said, “We want to know what’s going on here.” Harris, we want to examine the messages that were sent and received between the Federal Justice Department and your office in Manhattan. First, it was the Russia probe, then the phone contact with Zelenskyy, then the tax return, and now it’s the company records. Then come his children. They seek to bring criminal charges against him because of an alleged accounting mistake. After not talking at first, the prosecutor started talking. The fact is that other people quit because of him. He wasn’t going to get it done, and no one else wanted to keep working on the problem. That is, neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor the former federal prosecutor in Manhattan filed the lawsuit. Mr. Bragg would rather not talk to the other person directly if he can help it.
Still, I think someone from the left shoved him. And I would say that the one thing that has changed, the one thing that I think has altered his mind, is that President Trump said he was going to run for president again, and then all of a sudden they’re going after him for an alleged accounting error. I think you’re making things up, to be honest. We want to know whether and how the federal government has anything to do with this. The fact that Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation is still going on makes us question if this is important.