Instead, Thompson has indicated that the panel will use the “court of public opinion” to expose lawmakers’ conduct on and before January 6 – through messages received and testimony – and leave it to them to explain why they weren’t doing it the investigators cooperated.
A selected spokesman for the panel said the committee would respond more to Jordan’s letter in the “coming days” and “consider appropriate next steps”.
“Mr. Jordan admitted that he spoke directly to President Trump on January 6th and is an essential witness,” a panel spokesman said. “Mr. Jordan’s letter to the committee does not address these facts. “
Jordan was among the House Republicans who worked most closely with Trump in the run-up to the January 6 congressional session that was supposed to finalize the results of the 2020 presidential election. He has also admitted speaking to Trump at least once after rioters overtook the Capitol.
The panel sent a letter to Jordan on December 22nd asking for an interview with him about his talks with Trump on January 6th, communicating with Trump’s allies about actions and strategies on January 6th, and efforts to deliver the results of the Tilting 2020 elections has been asked.
The committee recently unveiled a text message from Jordan to then White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Jan. 5 conveying a strategy to block the election of Joe Biden. According to Jordan, he passed on a plan sent to him by a former Inspector General of the Pentagon. His staff wouldn’t say whether he supports this strategy or why he decided to send them to Meadows.
Jordan has frequently insisted that he “has nothing to hide” when asked if he would work with the January 6th Special Committee and expressed his uncertainty about whether he would have one or more meetings with on January 6th Trump led – both before and after the uprising.