House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan is desperately trying to spin the damning news on ex–FBI informant Alexander Smirnov.

Representative Jim Jordan seems to be struggling with the realization that Republicans’ impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden appears to be founded on a bed of lies peddled by the Russian government.

On Wednesday, the Ohio Republican got caught up in his own words, insisting that the inquiry still had merit, despite the Justice Department indictment against its primary witness, Alexander Smirnov.

“You said the 1023 is the most corroborating piece of information you have,” CNN’s Manu Raju prompted the Freedom Caucus politician on Wednesday, referring to the FBI’s FD-1023 form that documents Smirnov’s claims, which he is now accused of completely making up. In December, Jordan claimed the 1023 form constituted the “key” impeachable offense.

“It corroborates but it doesn’t change the fundamental facts,” Jordan responded, trying to flip the script and maintain that Biden was still involved in his son’s business dealings during his vice presidency.

  • @profdc9
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    33 months ago

    They’re going to impeach Biden, and the Senate will not convict. The Republicans get something to rile up their base, because governing is now theater.

    • @LifeInMultipleChoice
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      3 months ago

      I used to think that was true. I think a number of Rep. Congress may not be falling in line anymore. Trump is starting to be recognized as weak even while complaining Biden is older. The Rep. Party is starting to smell the blood in the water. Republican voters are starting to realize Trump isn’t what is best, and he could be a danger whether or not they are wanting to admit he is guilty.

      Heard a Republican say the other day he thinks Russia has something on Trump and he thinks Ukraine may have something on Biden as well…
      Standard both sides… but the admitting that Trump isn’t innocent is the cardboard cut that let 3 drops of blood in the water.

      We have heard multiple GOP members speak down on his actions, some will fall back in line… I’m just hoping there are some sharks left and they haven’t all been hunted for their fins

      • @jaybone
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        33 months ago

        Why would Ukraine have something on Biden lol.

        • @LifeInMultipleChoice
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          13 months ago

          Because “we are blowing billions of dollars over there instead of using the money here, It’s your social security they are spending”

          There isn’t any logic to any of it. There doesn’t have to be anymore.