None of Rep. Jim Jordan’s DOJ whistleblowers were able to back up his claims with facts, and others did not reveal they were on Capitol Hill on 6/1.
So far, three of Jordan’s witnesses have come in for private interviews with committee staff. None of them appear to have had their claims validated by government entities that provide federal protection for whistleblowers, sources familiar with their testimony said. Anyone who alleged wrongdoing by the FBI had their claims dismissed. Another is retired and it is unclear if he has direct knowledge of the violations he alleges. The third did not reveal his direct disclosures or the FBI suspension notice to House Democrats, according to transcripts reviewed by CNN.
Separately, several other alleged whistleblowers who failed to show up for interviews have been suspended from the FBI for being on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, 2021, according to multiple sources familiar with the committee’s work. It’s a point Jordan didn’t shy away from, using accounts from “several whistleblowers” in a May 2022 letter to accuse the FBI of “retaliating against employees” for engaging in “an activity protected from the First Amendment on January 6.
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Trump’s adviser, Kash Patel, funds and advises many of the whistleblowers, so Jim Jordan’s whistleblowers are another Donald Trump scam.
Whistleblowers are 1/6 terrorist sympathizers and people whose credibility and stories cannot be validated by facts.
Jim Jordan has so far been a humiliating failure in his investigations designed to smear Biden and help Trump return to the White House. Jordan’s antics don’t seem to fool anyone outside of the conservative media bubble.
If Jordan fails to push through his fabricated smear campaign, it will be a humiliating setback for the Ohio congressman and Donald Trump’s hopes of returning to the White House.
Jason is the editor. He is also a member of the White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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