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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Wednesday told a House panel his January 6 phone call with former President Trump took place after the attack on the Capitol, though he waffled on the possibility and timing of other calls.

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...Why it matters: The Jan. 6 select committee is casting a wide net to try to uncover facts about Trump's involvement in the attack, and Jordan's conversations that day with the former president put him in that panel's crosshairs.

What they're saying: "I talked to the president after the attack... I've been clear about that," Jordan told the House Rules Committee while testifying against a resolution to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress.

  • Jordan said he "did not speak to the president during the attack," though minutes later conceded that he "may have talked to him before, I don't know."
  • Jordan told Politico in August he spoke to Trump "more than once" on January 6 and that he was "sure" one of those calls took place while he and other lawmakers were huddling in a safe room.
  • "I had nothing to do with any of this," Jordan said on Wednesday.

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#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-20 02:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Old saying: Sometimes it is easier to just tell the truth than try to remember how you lied.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-20 02:28 PM | Reply

What's the over/under for how many swings Gym will need to tell "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth"...?

I took the "over" when the Jeff Sessions line was 2, and cleaned up on that bet!

#3 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-10-20 02:33 PM | Reply

Another Republicant liar. Ho hum.

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-10-20 03:13 PM | Reply

Unaccustomed as I am to actually speaking the truth ...
~ Gym "Timelines Aren't My Thang" Jordan

#5 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-10-20 04:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Should be easy enough to determine since there are actual phone records and they aren't fictional...

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-10-20 05:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

@#6

That's what I find so odd about Rep Jordan's apparent inability to remember. Once subpoenas are issued, documents, and things like call records, texts and emails become available.


#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-20 06:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told a House panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol that he couldn't recall "the number of times" he'd spoken with then-President Donald Trump on the day of the insurrection. Jordan floundered through his answer to the committee during a Wednesday meeting on potentially holding former top Trump aide Steve Bannon in criminal contempt for evading a congressional subpoena.

"Of course I talked to the president," Jordan said. "I talked to him that day. I've been clear about that. I don't recall the number of times, but it's not about me. I know you want to make it about that."

www.thedailybeast.com

I think he wants to make it about the media wanting to make it about him... rather than what it's really about, his buddy Trump and the Insurrection.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2021-10-20 07:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That's what I find so odd about Rep Jordan's apparent inability to remember.

There are things you know and you conveniently "forget" when you are testifying.

"I don't remember" is the easy out for the guilty.

And yes phone records will confirm or refute his testimony. Phone records he could have very easily looked at himself to refresh his memory to testify honestly and accurately. But then again...it is Gym Jordan so honesty and accuracy is as foreign as wearing a suit jacket.

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-10-21 10:44 AM | Reply

Jordan said he "did not speak to the president during the attack,"

Which means he 100% most definitely did talk to the president before, during and after the attack.

#10 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-10-21 10:46 AM | Reply

Jordan must have memory issues. Is he fit for office? He did not remember the kids getting molested on the wrestling team he helped coach as either.

#11 | Posted by Brennnn at 2021-10-21 11:02 AM | Reply

All he's doing is stalling. He knows he gets to stay in Congress and gum up the works while they go through the tedious effort to gather evidence that proves he's lying. From what I've seen, that will take about 3 years according to the GOP playbook and the DOJ's track record. By the time the proof is available, nobody will remember this day's questioning.

So annoying. They need to have the receipts ready when they go down this line of questioning. Don't ask any questions you don't already know the answers to, with proof.

Sigh.

#12 | Posted by chuffy at 2021-10-21 11:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Waiting for GOATRINGER to troll and BOAZ to tell us how it was liberals who were responsible for the January 6 near-coup.

#13 | Posted by e1g1 at 2021-10-21 11:26 AM | Reply

@#12 ... All he's doing is stalling. ...

My guess is that he, and others, are looking for Congress to flip as a result of the 2022 elections.

#14 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-21 11:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#14 I agree. What bugs me the most is that they are likely going to get away with it. The Democrats seem to think they've got time for some reason. January 6th was a long time ago ...

#15 | Posted by chuffy at 2021-10-21 12:45 PM | Reply

Just subpoena Jordan's phone records. The info is there. Real simple. Those records will also identify his co-conspirators...

And find that guy a jacket. He looks like the assistant manager at a K-Mart...

#16 | Posted by catdog at 2021-10-21 01:30 PM | Reply

Jim Jack@$$ Jordon is in it up
to his ears...

#17 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-10-21 09:24 PM | Reply

Re #14

That's a pretty good guess. That is exactly what they are doing. They are hoping to block Biden's agenda (and everything else including the damn mail) long enough to convince voters Biden can't deliver your Christmas presents on time.

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-10-22 09:00 AM | Reply

Is he fit for office?

Gym was NEVER fit for office.

#19 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-10-22 09:18 AM | Reply

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