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Wed Feb 21, 2024, 02:02 PM Feb 21

Jim Jordan in deep trouble [View all]

By Ewan Palmer

Ohio congressman Jim Jordan could face major repercussions over the Republican attempt to impeach Joe Biden after a former FBI informant charged with making false bribery claims against the president was accused of using Russian intelligence, legal experts suggest.

Alexander Smirnov, 43, is accused of making a false statement to the FBI and creating a false and fictitious record in relation to claims that the president and his son, Hunter Biden, were paid $5 million each in bribes from Ukrainian energy company, Burisma.

In court filings on Tuesday, the Department of Justice said that Smirnov admitted during interviews that he had met with "officials associated with Russian intelligence" who were "involved in passing a story" about Hunter Biden.

The highly disputed claims that Biden financially benefited from his son's foreign business dealings while he was vice president, including accusations of taking bribes, have been cited by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jordan and other Republican figures in their impeachment proceedings ...


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Jim Jordan in deep trouble [View all] struggle4progress Feb 21 OP
I'd love to see AG Garland announce an investigation into members of Congress MontanaMama Feb 21 #1
I'm sure Garland will get right on it. Irish_Dem Feb 21 #3
He won't, nor should he... brooklynite Feb 21 #39
It's quite reasonable to expect an investigation. MontanaMama Feb 23 #58
Yeh, dream on NoRethugFriends Feb 21 #9
Maybe after Jack Smith is done with Drumpf... Kid Berwyn Feb 21 #14
By the time that happens, the guilty Repukes would have all "retired" FakeNoose Feb 21 #28
... or fallen out of windows DBoon Feb 22 #55
if only. Ain't happening under this AG Evolve Dammit Feb 21 #37
Jack will be spending the next five years trying to clean off the stench. He may have to get a skin transplant to do so. Wonder Why Feb 21 #41
If congresspersons were more than just willing dupes, then someone out there knows about it wiggs Feb 21 #31
He'd better appoint a Republican Special Counsel again Diraven Feb 22 #43
If only /nt bucolic_frolic Feb 21 #2
Again? Prairie Gates Feb 21 #4
He would need to do something much more serious... Norbert Feb 21 #7
it's like this all the time lapfog_1 Feb 21 #27
I expect tthat many of them will be going down malaise Feb 21 #5
Love your optimism malaise. leftieNanner Feb 21 #6
Jim Jordan is still at it................................. Lovie777 Feb 21 #8
No he's not. Just another overly dramatic headline. progressoid Feb 21 #10
Yeah; it would be embarrassing for him, if he were capable of feeling shame muriel_volestrangler Feb 21 #11
New District for Jim. True Blue American Feb 21 #23
That was new in 2022, so I'm not sure what you're saying muriel_volestrangler Feb 21 #24
+100 Duppers Feb 21 #22
Garland will arrest the traitors any minute from now. Emile Feb 21 #12
I snorted a laugh at that one. Layzeebeaver Feb 22 #45
Thank you Goddess! no_hypocrisy Feb 21 #13
Gym has a long history of ignoring things. twodogsbarking Feb 21 #15
Nah. The only real damage here is to Jim's reputation stopdiggin Feb 21 #16
By who? JohnSJ Feb 21 #17
Consider giving Smirnov immunity Mr.Bill Feb 21 #18
This! onecaliberal Feb 21 #20
What consequences? They will hide behind the speech and debate clause and blame the FBI. Bev54 Feb 21 #19
If Gym is ever held accountable let me know SouthernDem4ever Feb 21 #21
Believe when see.... nt AKwannabe Feb 21 #25
Everyone is always in "deep trouble" or "finished" or whatever. BlueTsunami2018 Feb 21 #26
Frustrating as all-get-out, isn't it! calimary Feb 21 #29
Damn straight! Evolve Dammit Feb 21 #38
I don't see the part where he's in trouble jcgoldie Feb 21 #30
I don't see that either creeksneakers2 Feb 21 #33
He wasn't duped, he knew the evidence was phonied up. He's a collaborator. nt eppur_se_muova Feb 22 #46
I agree but it isn't like he doesn't have a very famous history of feigning ignorance jcgoldie Feb 22 #53
The Catch-22 is that to clean up the mess we need an impartial DoJ and FBI... pecosbob Feb 21 #32
Speechin' and debatin'. dchill Feb 21 #34
If only...they should be in trouble but never are! PortTack Feb 21 #35
Traitors should resign and take their punishment here. Bluethroughu Feb 21 #36
Arrest Gym HandmaidsTaleUntold Feb 21 #40
Jacket off, Gym Seinan Sensei Feb 21 #42
Is this Smirnov the same guy who 'won' $9K worth of Trump Sneakers ?? Captain Zero Feb 22 #44
The only way any of them will ever be held accountable ecstatic Feb 22 #47
Fucking better be... 2naSalit Feb 22 #48
K&R spanone Feb 22 #49
Couldn't happen to a more slimy, smelly Gym Bag. ProudMNDemocrat Feb 22 #50
I don't see the problem here. With Republicans, the truth is what you want it to be. They wanted Biden Chainfire Feb 22 #51
Follow the MONEY DiverDave Feb 22 #52
Don't believe he's in trouble JustAnotherGen Feb 22 #54
Jordan's investigation is in deep trouble. He isn't in trouble unless it can be proven that he knew about the Martin68 Feb 22 #56
I was confused NJCher Feb 22 #57
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