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[WATCH] House Dem Says Jim Jordan ‘Doesn’t Understand’ Executive Privilege

[WATCH] House Dem Says Jim Jordan ‘Doesn’t Understand’ Executive Privilege

As Donald Trump tries to keep himself out of legal trouble in at least three different major cities (New York, Atlanta, and Washington, DC), his remaining faithful have been taking up the mantle of defending the former guy on the social media apps where he’s no longer welcome. Trump scored a temporary victory this week when the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol granted his request to block the panel from getting crucial White House documents, and now his minions are literally trumpeting this as a full victory.

The Trump Brain Trust doesn’t have to check out things like facts before they tweet or show up on Newsmax to pretend they’re not all scared about getting their own Congressional subpoenas. One of the loudest whiners is Rep. Jim “Gym” Jordan, who has a questionable track record of his own and yet is somehow the GOP’s Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee. One of Jordan’s Democratic colleagues literally laughed at Jordan during an appearance on CNN, saying Jordan, like most Republicans, simply doesn’t understand what executive privilege is.

Jim Jordan still won't keep his mask on
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On Friday’s edition of CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) dismissed the threats Jordan made in response to the indictment of former Trump adviser Steve Bannon for contempt of Congress. Host Wolf Blitzer opened the discussion by saying, “The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, we’re talking about Jim Jordan, he just weighed in and he wrote this, and I’ll read it to you: ‘Joe Biden has evicerated [sic] Executive Privilege. There are a lot of Republicans eager to hear testimony from Ron Klain and Jake Sullivan when we take back the House.’ … what’s your response to this?”

“They probably don’t understand executive privilege,” said Khanna, laughing. “First of all, Steve Bannon wasn’t working in the White House or for the president at the time. Second, executive privilege applies to sensitive communication and advice to the president. This is not that situation. This has nothing to do with national security. So I hope that none of the Republicans abuse the executive privilege. This is about having a private citizen answer for their role on January 6th.”

Watch the discussion, below.

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