House Judiciary chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is calling for the White House and DOJ to provide records of interactions between Special Counsel Jack Smith’s team and President Joe Biden’s office.
In letters sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland and White House chief of staff Jeff Zients, Jordan said he was concerned about Smith’s “impartiality.”
This follows recent reports that Smith’s top aide, Jay Bratt, met with Biden staffers prior to former President Donald Trump’s classified documents indictment. That meeting occurred on March 31, only a few months before Trump’s indictment.
Jordan says the meeting “raises serious concerns regarding the potential for a coordinated effort between the Justice Department and the White House to investigate and prosecute President Biden’s political opponents.”
Garland and Zients have until Sept. 12 to respond.