In a new public statement, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) condemned the attempts by Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee and other panels in the lower legislative chamber to “shield the former president” from investigative scrutiny. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), whose roles in the current Congress include leading that panel, recently signed onto a letter with other Republicans chairing committees, who together sought caches of materials from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg related to his criminal probe of Trump.
Besides being potentially obstructive to the probe, the requests, if fulfilled, could expose investigative methods and witnesses to damaging and punitive scrutiny, besides other potential problems. A recently sent response from Bragg’s team noted how relevant legal precedents clearly delineate certain specifically local law enforcement powers for state officials like the New York prosecutor. Schiff remarked online that the committee Republicans had tried to “interfere” with a duly established investigation into the ex-POTUS.
The California Democrat added that the outspoken Republican Party members were trying to subvert justice. Known in part for incessantly rapid-fire questions, Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) has flailed about as a well-informed group of Democrats put the Chair’s nonsense to bed.
Schiff also said that the House Republicans’ obstructive actions were indeed “shameful:”
‘House Republican efforts to interfere in the investigation of Trump are a blatant attempt to shield the former president from justice. That they are led by the Judiciary Committee is all the more shameful since that committee should be defending rule of law, not subverting it.’
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who remains rather prominent, has been vocal about taking a group down to a jail where some who took part in the January 6 attack are held. The Georgia Republican indicated that her goal was to trump the old-fashioned, actual reality with her party’s warped version.
Watch this space for more news about the Republicans’ ill-considered antics.
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