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Jim Jordan Launches Investigation Into Evidence Tampering in Jack Smith’s Case

Jim Jordan Launches Investigation Into Evidence Tampering in Jack Smith’s Case

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Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-4) is launching an investigation after Special Counsel Jack Smith admitted to evidence tampering in President Donald Trump’s classified documents case. Rep. Jordan made the announcement to Sean Hannity on Fox News. Jordan also pointed out the irony of Smith’s mishandling of the very documents he is accusing President Trump of mishandling.

Fox News reports on the revelation that the classified documents had been tampered with:

Prosecutors admitted in a court filing on Friday that “there are some boxes where the order of items within that box is not the same as in the associated scans.” The prosecutors had previously told the court that the documents were “in their original, intact form as seized.”

“The Government acknowledges that this is inconsistent with what Government counsel previously understood and represented to the Court,” a footnote in the filing reads.

The filing comes after one of Trump’s co-defendants in the case asked for a delay as lawyers were having trouble figuring out the origin of some of the documents in the evidence boxes.

Jim Jordan sent a letter yesterday to the DOJ, informing them of the forthcoming investigation. He requested that all information related to the mishandling of the classified documents be turned in to the House Judiciary Committee by May 20.

Based on what the prosecutors admitted in their Friday court filing, it sure looks like evidence tampering took place with the classified documents that the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago last summer. And President Trump didn’t hold back in lambasting Smith: “ARREST DERANGED JACK SMITH. HE IS A CRIMINAL!”

Smith’s mishandling is also especially egregious because Jordan’s letter quotes legal experts who believe Smith’s latest filing also “essentially is an admission of witness tampering.” Rep. Jordan recounts how Smith attempted to tamper with a witness by offering a lawyer a judgeship if the lawyer got a witness to cooperate.

All this begs the question: Should Smith charge himself with mishandling classified documents?

Also, don’t forget Special Counsel Robert Hur’s dismissing the charges of classified documents against President Biden because he didn’t believe the President was fit to stand trial. With all this chaos encircling the classified documents and since Smith has basically condemned himself, Attorney General Merrick Garland should do the right thing and order Smith to drop the charges.

ACLJ Senior Counsel and Director of Policy Harry Hutchison commented on the possibility of Trump’s classified documents case being dismissed as a result of the evidence tampering:

I think that’s possible certainly with respect to some of the charges, if not all of the charges. And I think it’s also imperative to remember how differently the DOJ under Jack Smith is handling the case against Donald Trump and how differently the Special Counsel investigating Joe Biden handled [the] classified documents with respect to the Biden affair. Remember, Joe Biden kept basically classified documents in a garage with his Corvette. . . . And Joe Biden has admitted that he shared these classified documents with an individual who was not vetted or did not have permission to review those documents. Why? Because Joe Biden had an $8 million contract to write a book. So one of the things that I think the American people can clearly see . . . [is] a double standard.

It’s time for Garland to put an end to this witch hunt. We don’t want to live in a banana republic where the scales of justice are not equal for everyone.

Today’s Sekulow broadcast included a full analysis of Rep. Jim Jordan’s investigation into Special Counsel Jack Smith admitting to tampering with evidence in President Trump’s classified documents case. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Israel’s operation in Rafah, and ACLJ Senior Counsel for International and Government Affairs Jeff Ballabon criticized President Biden’s weak response to antisemitism.

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