WASHINGTON (TND) — Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, claimed during an interview Sunday evening that 14 FBI whistleblowers have come to him with complaints about the political nature of the Justice Department.
The next day, a week after the FBI raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, Jordan sent letters to the attorney general, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the president’s assistant arguing the Justice Department “has shattered” public confidence in the equal application of the law.
Fourteen FBI agents have come to our office as whistleblowers, and they are good people,” Jordan said Sunday evening on Fox News. “There are lots of good people in the FBI. It's the top that’s the problem. But some of these good agents are coming to us, telling us this is baloney what’s going on—the political nature now of the Justice Department.”
In May, Jordan similarly reported FBI agents had approached him regarding accusations of politicization at the Justice Department.
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God bless them for doing it. Coming and talking to us about the school board issue, about a whole host of issues, I mean it’s becoming a well-worn trail of agents who say, ‘This has got to stop.’”
Following his Sunday evening interview on Fox News, Jordan’s comments were met with some skepticism on social media, Newsweek reported.
“Why would 14 FBI agents go to Gym Jordan -- the guy who failed to whistle blow when those boys were being molested -- for ANYTHING? Why would anybody?” one Twitter user posted, referring to a past child molestation scandal at Ohio State University which critics claim Jordan failed to speak up about.
However, some critics couched their skepticism with the possibility that Jordan might be onto something, Newsweek noted.
“If Jim Jordan has 14 FBI whistleblowers going to his office, many more are probably going to other places as well,” another user tweeted. “Hopefully, the Democrat Party's activities at the FBI will be exposed and people will be held accountable.”