Rep. Jim Jordan’s new select subcommittee will have the authority to subpoena the FBI for any criminal evidence it has against Trump.
According to The New York Times:
The resolution appears to give him the power to subpoena the Justice Department in order to obtain information about the special counsel’s investigation into Mr. Trump’s attempts to rig the 2020 presidential election and his handling of classified documents, as well as other contentious issues like an ongoing tax investigation into President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
The resolution’s language would also allow Mr. Jordan’s panel access to the same highly confidential data that the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the intelligence community’s oversight body, receives from the intelligence community.
Jim Jordan is going to attempt to act as Trump’s snitch, providing the discredited former president with information and proof regarding the numerous DOJ criminal investigations against both 1/6 and his theft of sensitive papers, much like Devin Nunes did for the Mueller probe.
The Department of Justice doesn’t often turn up its evidence to third parties, so the subpoenas will result in a drawn-out court struggle between the DOJ and House Republicans.
Jordan should find it difficult to explain why his committee’s monitoring of the legislative branch will require access to criminal material in an ongoing investigation. Subpoenas can drag on for years in court, as shown in prior congressional investigations.
Any subpoenas Jordan issues are likely to be useless because either Democrats retake the House or Trump is charged with a crime.