Jordan, who became the chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary, launched an investigation last week into the mishandling of classified information by President Joe Biden. On Tuesday, he sent out seven letters criticizing the administration's previous refusal to provide documents and communications to him.
House Judiciary Republicans will use compulsory processes, if necessary, to get answers for the American people.
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) January 17, 2023
One of the letters was to Ron Klain, the chief of staff of the White House. He was asked to follow up on a letter sent on October 17, 2022. The follow-up letters came from Jordan and other Republican members of the committee when he was the ranking member.
In November, the committee revealed that members had repeatedly asked for documents and information about the Biden administration's misuse of federal resources, especially when it came to targeting parents during school board meetings.
The letter from Klain, which referred to the White House's behavior throughout the year, is significant. In December, Richard Sauber, the president's special counsel, sent a letter to Jordan, declining to provide the requested documents.
In Klain's letter, Jordan stated that the committee was prepared to use legal means to get the documents.
The follow-up letters, which were sent out to various officials, including Attorney General Garland, included references to documents from October 11, 2022, October 28, 2022, and November 2, 2022. As part of the committee's investigation, Jordan and his Republican colleagues have been looking into the actions and operations of the Justice Department.
More follow-up letters were sent out to other officials, such as Christopher Wray, the FBI director, and Alejandro Mayorkas, the secretary of Homeland Security. They asked for documents related to the actions and operations of the Biden administration.
The letters to Mayorkas, Cardona, and Mayorkas refer to how parents were treated during school board meetings, as indicated in the letter sent to Klain.
Each of the follow-up letters included a reminder letter, which was sometimes several, that was sent out in November 2022.
The concerns about the Justice Department's political influence were raised in a report released before the midterm elections in November 2022. The 1,050-page report, which was prepared by Republican staff members, discussed the various disclosures made by FBI whistleblowers.
With the Republicans in control of the House, the committee now has the power to subpoena various officials.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Town Hall.