House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan wrote AG Merrick Garland demanding information about how many FBI agents were assisting in special counsel Jack Smith's probe of President Trump

Top Republican demands to know extent of FBI’s involvement in the Trump special counsel probe – after bureau’s ‘bias and reckless disregard for the truth’ was showcased in the Durham report

  • Rep. Jim Jordan cited FBI’s ‘reckless disregard’ for Truth and Durham probe
  • He demands AG Garland furnish information about agents working Smith probe
  • Smith is investigating January 6 and removal of classified documents 

House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan is demanding information from Special Counsel Jack Smith on his probe of former President Donald Trump amid reports that his investigation is nearing its conclusion.

Jordan cited special counsel John Durham’s completed report identifying FBI failures during the ‘crossfire Hurricane’ probe to justify his pressure on behalf of the former president. 

‘The extent of the FBI’s bias and reckless disregard for the truth, which Special Counsel Durham laid out in painstaking detail, is nothing short of scandalous,’ Jordan wrote Attorney General Merrick Garland, who appointed Smith. 

Jordan is a Trump loyalist who chairs a House subcommittee on the ‘weaponization’ of government. Trump singled the Ohio Republican out for praise during a town hall on Sean Hannity’s program Thursday night, saying he was doing a ‘fantastic job.’

House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan wrote AG Merrick Garland demanding information about how many FBI agents were assisting in special counsel Jack Smith's probe of President Trump

House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan wrote AG Merrick Garland demanding information about how many FBI agents were assisting in special counsel Jack Smith’s probe of President Trump

The pressure comes after Trump told the Fox News host he did ‘nothing wrong’ in the classified documents matter, after it emerged that prosecutors had obtained audio of Trump effectively admitting that he knew he had kept classified material. 

Nevertheless, reports on people including Trump attorneys who have testified before a federal grand jury could indicate Smith’s probe is getting close to completion, and the former president faces possible indictment. 

Jordan is demanding Garland provide specific information about the FBI’s involvement in Smith’s probe of Trump, which has focused both on January 6th and the removal of classified documents from the White House to Mar-a-Lago.

He asked the AG to ‘provide information about the use of FBI personnel by Special Counsel Jack Smith,’ including on the ‘total number of FBI employees assigned to work on the investigation.’

He also wants to know the number of FBI employees working on the probe out of FBI headquarters in Washington and the number out of the Washington Field Office. 

Former President Donald Trump, who complimented Jordan Thursday, said he did 'nothing wrong' in the classified documents matter

Former President Donald Trump, who complimented Jordan Thursday, said he did ‘nothing wrong’ in the classified documents matter

Jordan cited Special Counsel John Durham's probe and said it revealed the 'FBI’s bias and reckless disregard for the truth'

Jordan cited Special Counsel John Durham’s probe and said it revealed the ‘FBI’s bias and reckless disregard for the truth’

Jordan is demanding the information from the attorney general, as Trump faces possible indictment

Jordan is demanding the information from the attorney general, as Trump faces possible indictment

The Republican wants to know about what kind of FBI resources Special Counsel Jack Smith has been using, and if any FBI officials worked on previous Trump probes

The Republican wants to know about what kind of FBI resources Special Counsel Jack Smith has been using, and if any FBI officials worked on previous Trump probes

He also asks the AG to explain ‘whether any FBI employees who have worked on Special Counsel Smith’s investigation previously worked on any other matters concerning President Trump’ and whether the probe ‘relies on any information or material gathered exclusively by the FBI prior the Special Counsel’s appointment.’

Durham’s own 300-page report reflected a multi-year investigation involved 480 interviews, reviewed more than 1 million documents consisting of 6 million pages, served 190 subpoenas, and executed seven search warrants, according to the report. 

Garland appointed Smith in November 2022, saying it was ‘in the public interest’ to have someone outside his day to day supervision conduct the probe once Trump announced he was a candidate for president. 

In one indication that Smith’s probe could be nearing its conclusion, Trump’s lawyers wrote Garland late last week seeking a meeting about ‘the ongoing injustice that is being perpetrated by your Special Counsel and his prosecutors.’

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