Instead, Thompson has indicated the panel will use the “court of public opinion” to disclose lawmakers’ conduct forward of and on Jan. 6 — through obtained messages and testimony — and go away it to them to elucidate why they didn’t cooperate with investigators.
A choose panel spokesperson stated the committee would reply to Jordan’s letter extra within the “coming days” and would “consider appropriate next steps.”
“Mr. Jordan has admitted that he spoke directly to President Trump on January 6th and is thus a material witness,” a panel spokesperson stated. “Mr. Jordan’s letter to the committee fails to address these facts.”
Jordan was among the many House Republicans who labored most carefully with Trump within the run-up to the Jan. 6 session of Congress meant to finalize the 2020 presidential election outcomes. He additionally has acknowledged talking with Trump at the very least as soon as after rioters had overtaken the Capitol.
The panel sent a letter to Jordan on Dec. 22 looking for an interview with him about his conversations with Trump on Jan. 6, communications with Trump’s allies about actions and methods on Jan. 6, and efforts to overturn the outcomes of the 2020 election.
The committee just lately revealed a textual content message from Jordan to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Jan. 5 wherein he forwarded a method for blocking Joe Biden’s election. According to Jordan, he was passing alongside a plan despatched to him by a former Pentagon inspector basic. His aides have declined to say whether or not he supported that technique or why he determined to ship it to Meadows.
Jordan has often insisted he has “nothing to hide” when requested if he would cooperate with the Jan. 6 choose committee, and he has expressed uncertainty about whether or not he had one or multiple conversations with Trump on Jan. 6 — each earlier than and after the riot.