Chuck Todd broke down Jim Jordan’s reasoning for his Special Select Committee during an interview on Meet The Press.
Press reporter Chuck Todd asked Jim Jordan, “You keep talking about this raid on Donald Trump. The amount of time there was nine months between the initial action of the archives requesting documents before they were even turned over to the Department of Justice. The subpoena was issued 60 days before the execution.” The subpoena actually. More importantly, the only time the public found out was because Donald Trump told the public. It wasn’t my kind of thing — I painted it as a picture of the FBI doing this, this, and this within hours of each other when it was actually A year and a half without Donald Trump complying with any of the National Archives’ requests, a year and a half, that’s not some kind of proof that somehow they’re using a gun and playing politics here.
Jordan responded: “They raided Trump’s house. They didn’t raid Biden’s house.”
Todd was prepared, “Because Biden didn’t challenge the subpoena, congressman. He challenged a subpoena. By the time he had 60 days to comply with the subpoena before they actually enforced the search warrant.”
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Jason is the Managing Editor. He is also the White House press reporter and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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