There have been a lot of scary developments that have come out of the federal government over the course of the last ten years, but none of them should have Americans more concerned than how the deep state element that has more or less created a shadow government inside of it has managed to take over the Justice Department and weaponize federal law enforcement agencies and the criminal justice system to try and remove former President Donald Trump from the presidential playing field for the upcoming election.
And they haven’t stopped with him. We are witnessing this weaponization with the folks involved in the January 6th riots, pro-life activists, and other individuals who are ideologically opposed to the progressive agenda being pushed by the Biden administration and the deep state.
However, with Republicans in control of the House, as they have been since January, the House Judiciary Committee which is being headed up by Rep. Jim Jordan, a member of the GOP from Ohio, has been attempting to fight back and protect Americans from this egregious abuse of power.
Which is why Jordan and his panel announced on Thursday they would be launching an investigation into Special Counsel Jack Smith and the documents case he’s brought against Trump and two of his aides, according to a report from the Daily Wire.
“A letter sent to Smith on Thursday cites media reports about allegations that Jay Bratt, a senior prosecutor involved in the special counsel’s inquiry, used ‘abusive’ tactics. Jordan specifically raised concerns about Bratt allegedly bringing up a judgeship application in an attempt to improperly pressure a lawyer for Trump’s associate and co-defendant Walter Nauta. In addition, the chairman noted that Bratt later filed a motion alleging conflicts of interest involving the same lawyer, Stanley Woodward,” the report said.
“The Department’s mission is to ensure impartial justice by upholding the rule of law, requiring all Department employees — including Mr. Bratt — to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct,” Jordan stated in the letter. “Mr. Bratt’s attempt to bully Mr. Nauta in cooperating, first by extorting his attorney and then by alleging a conflict of interest that precludes his attorney from the case, seriously calls into question your team and your ability to remain impartial and uphold the Department’s mission.”
“The chairman demanded various documents and records related to Woodward, his representation of Nauta and others, as well as his application to fill a vacancy on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. A deadline of 5 p.m. on September 21 was given,” the Daily Wire continued.
A spokesperson representing the special counsel, Peter Carr, spoke with the news outlet, saying Smith’s team would not be providing any comments in response to the letter. That’s too bad. I’m sure we’d all love to hear the creative yarn being spun to try and justify the tactics now being employed against Trump and other conservative Americans taking a bold stand against the tyranny of the deep state.
Tom Fitton, the president of conservative watchdog organization Judicial Watch, posted his reaction to Jordan’s letter on X — formerly Twitter — saying, “Prosecutorial misconduct at the heart of the Biden DOJ abuse of Trump.”
The founder of the Article III Project and the former chief counsel for nominations to former Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, gave Jordan the equivalent of a slow clap by stating, “End [President Joe] Biden’s lawfare and blatant election interference.”
Here’s more from the report:
Trump and Nauta have been charged on claims including that they schemed to hide classified documents from federal authorities and conspired to obstruct justice. They have pleaded not guilty, as has Carlos De Oliveira, a property manager at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida who was added as a co-defendant in a superseding indictment.
Woodward revealed in a court filing that his former client, Mar-a-Lago IT worker Yuscil Taveras, agreed to testify in the case in exchange for not being prosecuted, CNN reported on Wednesday. The report also said Woodward claimed in the filing that he “played no role” in the cooperation and asked the judge not to allow Taveras to testify in any future trial.
Here’s to hoping for success in Jordan’s efforts.