MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell ridiculed Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) for being “out of moves” against Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg as House Republicans sought to insert themselves in the Donald Trump hush-money investigation.
Bragg’s office, said to be nearing an indictment of Trump in the Stormy Daniels case, rebuffed the demands of Jordan and other GOP House committee leaders for information about the investigation, which the Republicans called an “unprecedented abuse of prosecutorial authority.” Bragg’s office called the GOP demands an “unprecedented inquiry into a pending local prosecution.”
“Alvin Bragg’s reply letter to Jim Jordan is the single most humiliating letter ever received by a chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, every one of whom has known much more about the law than Jim Jordan,” said O’Donnell, who earlier called Jordan a “buffoon” for writing to the DA.
He pointed out that Jordan failed to take the bar examination after graduating law school and will face experienced New York prosecutors who did if he accepts the DA’s offer to meet with staffers to discuss information “that relates to a legitimate legislative interest.”
“The unprofessional hacks who work for Jim Jordan — including any of those who may have passed the bar exam somewhere — now have the choice to travel to New York City to be interviewed in a Manhattan district attorney’s office about what they’re up to,” O’Donnell said.
“They would be surrounded by prosecutors taking notes on everything they say. Jim Jordan is out of moves with Alvin Bragg at the end of Round 1.”