(RepublicanDaily.org) – The House Judiciary Committee Chairman Representative Jim Jordan (R.Ohio) has been met with heated political criticism during his most recent oversight cases. Jordan has subpoenaed the FBI director for his alleged targeting of Catholics. The chairman also remains embroiled in a political and legal controversy with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who filed a lawsuit against Jordan to prevent House Judiciary “interference” in the Trump business documents fraud case, CNN reported.
Jordan and the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg are locked in a “stand-off” following indictment charges Bragg brought against former President Donald Trump, The Hill reported.
In other news, Jordan has subpoenaed FBI Director Christopher Wray to testify on a since-withdrawn memo that sought to “explore avenues” of white supremacist group’s interactions with the Catholic church, The Hill reported. The memo was reportedly the basis that GOP lawmakers used in claiming that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had developed an “anti-Catholic’ bias.
At the time of this report, Jordan was in possession of the memo. Jordan has subpoenaed Wray over the possible targeting of Catholic churches. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland stated that he has seen the memo and that it is “appalling,” The Daily Caller reported.
In addition to the conflict with Bragg and the subpoena of Wray, Jordan plans to hold a hearing in New York City later in April. He faced pushback from Representative Dan Goldman (D.Ny), who says that Jordan is “not welcome” in his district, which is the district where the hearing is meant to take place. The hearing is related to the appeal of Donald Trump’s legal case in the city. Goldman accused Jordan of “weaponizing Congress” rather than focusing on what he perceived were more pressing issues, The Hill reported.
The hearing is entitled “Victims of Violent Crime in Manhattan” and aims to show how Bragg has allowed violent crime to go unchecked in New York City, choosing to focus rather on prosecuting the former president, The Hill reported.
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