The House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has called Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) to appear and answer questions before them. Jordan was almost appointed to the committee by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
“We understand that you had at least one and possibly multiple communications with President Trump on January 6th," the letter explains. "We would like to discuss each such communication with you in detail. And we also wish to inquire about any communications you had on January 5th or 6th with those in the Willard War Room, the Trump legal team, White House personnel or others involved in organizing or planning the actions and strategies for January 6th."
Jordan was asked twice by reporters if he had spoken to Trump on Jan. 6. Each time he stumbled over his words, seemingly confused, saying that he talks to the president frequently but wouldn't clarify any specifics.
The Committee explains that because the scope of their investigation involves Jan. 6 and what led to Jan. 6, it wrote to Jordan "we would also like to ask you about any discussions involving the possibility of presidential pardons for individuals involved in any aspect of January 6th or the planning for January 6th. When you were asked during a Rules Committee hearing on October 20, 2021, whether you would be willing to share with the Select Committee the information you have regarding January 6th and events leading up to the day, you responded, 'I've said all along, 'I have nothing to hide.' I've been straightforward all along."
Read the full letter below:
House select committee wants to interview Jim Jordan, whom McCarthy initially wanted to name to panel. \n\u201cWe understand that you had at least one and possibly multiple communications with President Trump on January 6th. We would like to discuss each such communication with you\u201dpic.twitter.com/rKojSRC1bF— Manu Raju (@Manu Raju) 1640204344