Rep. Jim Jordan Accuses Biden’s DOJ of ‘Politically Motivated Prosecution’ Against Trump’

In a recent letter dated Friday, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), the current Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has raised significant accusations against the Biden Department of Justice (DOJ), claiming it is undertaking a “politically motivated prosecution” against former President Donald Trump.

The letter, addressed to Attorney General Merrick Garland, voices stern concerns over the DOJ’s reported intention to indict Trump, citing it as a double standard.

Rep. Jordan calls out the DOJ for the lack of similar actions against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or President Biden for their alleged mishandling of classified information.

“The indictment creates, at the minimum, a serious appearance of a double standard and a miscarriage of justice—an impression that is only strengthened by allegations that a Biden Justice Department lawyer ‘inappropriately sought to pressure’ a Trump-affiliated lawyer with the prospect of a judgeship,” Jordan wrote.

The Ohio representative goes on to express his concerns over the recent execution of a search warrant at Trump’s residence, labeling it as part of the purported politically motivated prosecution.

He cites the testimony of Steven D’Antuono, the former Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, as proof of his allegations.

“During his testimony, Mr. D’Antuono expressed strong concerns with the Department’s pursuit of the raid and noted several unusual features in the Department’s handling of the case,” Chairman Jordan highlighted in his letter.

Jordan’s letter further details abnormalities as shared by D’Antuono.

These include the FBI headquarters assigning the execution of the search warrant to the Washington Field Office instead of the local Miami Field Office, and the lack of a U.S. Attorney assigned to the investigation.

“Mr. D’Antuono stated that the FBI ‘learned a lot of stuff from [the] Crossfire Hurricane’ investigation—notably ‘that the [FBI] Headquarters does not work the investigation, it is supposed to be the field offices working the investigations,'” the letter quotes D’Antuono as saying.

D’Antuono also allegedly raised concerns about the failure to seek consent before executing the search, and the refusal to allow Trump’s attorney to be present during the search.

Chairman Jordan concludes the letter by renewing a request for information regarding the FBI’s raid on Trump’s home and any communications related to the event.

He also demands information about meetings between FBI and DOJ officials prior to the execution of the search warrant.

“Please provide this information as soon as possible but not later than 5:00 p.m. on June 16, 2023,” the letter insists.

The Department of Justice and the Attorney General have not yet responded to the allegations.

This contentious letter marks another chapter in the continuing debate over the fairness and integrity of law enforcement’s handling of political figures in the United States.

Read the full letter below: