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DOJ Stonewalls Jim Jordan's Probe of Biden Classified Documents

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As the American people continue to clamor for answers regarding President Joe Biden’s improper handling of classified government documents, those seeking the truth of the matter have found themselves at the mercy of the administration’s Department of Justice.

The serious and troubling revelations regarding Biden’s behavior have sparked a rather profound set of investigations, one of which is being spearheaded by bulldog-ish House Judiciary Committee chairman Jim Jordan.  Jordan, despite his high ranking assignment, appears to be the victim of some DOJ stonewalling.

Jordan, R-Ohio, launched his first formal investigation as chair of the House Judiciary Committee into Biden’s “mishandling” of classified records and the DOJ’s investigation.

Jordan announced the panel’s investigation after Attorney General Merrick Garland picked former U.S. attorney Robert Hur as special counsel to investigate the matter—escalating it to a formal investigation from a mere review as more classified records were discovered at the president’s Delaware home.

In a letter to Garland, Jordan and Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., demanded answers on the appointment of a special counsel, and questioned the alleged concealment of information by the DOJ. Jordan is demanding all documents and communications regarding the appointment of Hur and between the DOJ and the FBI related to the classified materials.

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The DOJ’s response was obtuse, to say the least.

On Monday, Assistant Attorney General Carlos Uriarte confirmed the DOJ’s receipt of Jordan and Johnson’s Jan. 13 letter, but explained reasoning for the agency’s noncompliance. Uriarte noted that Jordan requested “non-public information that is central to the ongoing Special Counsel investigation.”

“The Department’s longstanding policy is to maintain the confidentiality of such information regarding open matters,” Uriarte wrote Monday. “This policy protects the American people’s interest in the evenhanded, dispassionate, and effective administration of justice.”

Uriarte added that “disclosing non-public information about ongoing investigations could violate statutory requirements or court orders, reveal road maps of our investigations, and interfere with the Department’s ability to gather facts, interview witnesses, and bring criminal prosecutions where warranted.”

For Americans who are already rather perturbed by their government in 2023, the news will come as an unsurprising affirmation of of their current distrust.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.