‘SKETCHY!’ House demands records on Jack Smith deputy’s suspicious White House meetings

The House Judiciary Committee is demanding answers on highly suspicious White House visits by Special Counsel Jack Smith’s top deputy prior to the indictments of former President Donald J. Trump.

On Tuesday, Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) sent letters to Attorney General Merrick Garland and White House Chief of Staff Jeffrey Zients requesting records related to Jay Bratt, a top aide of Smith, who paid multiple visits to the West Wing where he met with Biden regime staffers.

Jordan’s letters come after a New York Post bombshell that reported the suspicious timing of the Justice Department official’s visits which were discovered after a review of White House visitor logs.

“According to recent reporting, Jay Bratt — a Department of Justice employee and top aide to Special Counsel Jack Smith — met with White House officials multiple times, just weeks before Mr. Smith indicted former President Donald Trump,” the Judiciary Committee chairman wrote. “This new information raises serious concerns regarding the potential for a coordinated effort between the Department and the White House to investigate and prosecute President Biden’s political opponents.”

“Jordan requested ‘[a]ll documents and communications referring or relating to any appointment, meeting, or other visit by Mr. Bratt to the White House or the Executive Office of the President” and those “between the Executive Office of the President and the Department of Justice referring or relating to the investigation and/or prosecutions of Special Counsel Jack Smith,” reads a statement posted to the House Judiciary Committee’s website. “The request could morph into a legally binding subpoena if records are not provided.”

“Why was Joe Biden’s staff meeting with Jack Smith’s top aide just weeks before Smith indicted President Trump?” Jordan asked on Twitter/X on Monday.

“There is no legitimate purpose for a line [DOJ] guy to be meeting with the White House except if it’s coordinated by the highest levels,” said former New York City Mayor and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, according to the New York Post. Giuliani is also a former top federal prosecutor who knows a thing or two about the procedures and protocols of the Justice Department.

“You’re damn right I do,” he told the outlet when asked whether he believed that Smith and the White House were coordinating the legal persecution of former President Donald J. Trump. “What’s happening is they have trashed every ethical rule that exists and they have created a state police. It is a Biden state prosecutor and a Biden state police.”

“Please provide this information as soon as possible but not later than 5:00 p.m. on September 12, 2023,” Jordan’s letter reads. “Further, this letter serves as a formal request to preserve all existing and future records and materials related to Mr. Bratt’s appointments, meetings, and visits to the White House or Executive Office of the President, and any documents or communications referring or relating to Mr. Bratt’s White House visits.”

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Chris Donaldson


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