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Rep. Jim Jordan Submits Proposals To DEFUND Lawfare Against Donald Trump

In a letter to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Tom Cole, our friend Rep. Jim Jordan set forth a series of funding priorities for the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, both of which he chairs.


In the letter Jordan wrote, “The Committee on the Judiciary and its Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government continue to conduct vigorous oversight over the Biden Administration in an effort to protect Americans’ fundamental freedoms. Last year, the Committee and the Select Subcommittee worked with then-Chairwoman Granger, Subcommittee Chairman Rogers, and the Committee on Appropriations to propose important reforms through the appropriations process. These reforms include proposals to prohibit the funding of politically sensitive investigations, protect whistleblowers against retaliation, prevent taxpayer funds from being used to implement radical regulations, prohibit the funding of disastrous Biden immigration policies, and stop the funding of government censorship—among other proposals—which were included in Subcommittee or Full Committee-passed bills.” (Emphasis added by CHQ.)


While each of Chairman Jordan’s priorities will have conservative support, in our view the one most crucial to the future tranquility of the Republic is the one that would prohibit the funding of politically motivated investigations and prosecutions.

There are two parts to the proposal:


*       Reining in abusive federal law enforcement agencies. The Committee and Select Subcommittee have received testimony about egregious abuses, misallocation of federal law-enforcement resources, and misconduct within the leadership ranks of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). We recommend that the Appropriations Committee include language to eliminate any funding for the FBI that is not essential for the agency to execute its mission, including rescinding prior appropriations and prohibiting new taxpayer funding for any new FBI headquarters facility. We also recommend tying funding for the FBI to specific policy changes—such as requiring the FBI to record interviews—that will promote accountability and transparency at the FBI.

 

*       Stopping politicized prosecutions. We have conducted oversight of the troubling rise in politicized prosecutions and the use of abusive “lawfare” tactics to target political opponents. We have seen rogue prosecutors abuse the rules of professional conduct and their duty to do justice in service of politicized ends. We recommend that the Appropriations Committee, with appropriate consultation from leadership, include language to eliminate federal funding for state prosecutors or state attorneys general involved in lawfare and to zero out federal funding for federal prosecutors engaged in such abuse. In addition, the Judiciary Committee has passed specific bills that would help to address politicized prosecutions and we encourage the Appropriations Committee to consider including the policies contained in each: H.R. 2553, the No More Political Prosecutions Act, and H.R. 2595, the Forfeiture Funds Expenditure Transparency Act.

 

Chairman Jordan proposed to accomplish the goals outlined above through what are called “appropriations riders” or language specifying for what the appropriated funds may or may not be used.



 The two riders that would defund the persecution of former President Donald Trump include the following language:

 

4. Countering Lawfare

Sec. ____. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS.—None of the funds made available by this Act or any other Act shall be used, or transferred to another Federal agency, board, or commission to be used, to consult, advise, or direct state prosecutors and state attorneys general in the civil action or criminal prosecution of a former or current President or Vice President brought against them in state court.

 

Sec. ____. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS.—None of the funds made available by this Act or any other Act shall be used, or transferred to another Federal agency, board, or commission to be used, to appoint or fund the office of a Special Counsel, who has not been confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as a U.S. Attorney, to bring a criminal prosecution of a former or current President or Vice President.

Chairman Jordan’s letter includes a number of other good ideas for using the appropriations process to rein-in the Democrats’ anti-constitutional use of the federal government to persecute their political opponents, but ending the persecution of former President Trump should be the Number One priority of House Republicans.


The Capitol Switchboard is (202-224-3121), call Chairman Tom Cole of the House Committee on Appropriations to ask him to include the Jim Jordan riders in the coming House Appropriations bill.



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