The January 6 select committee investigation of the Capitol insurrection has been refused to cooperate by Rep. Jim Jordan.
In a letter to the committee chair, Jordan said that their request for him to provide information about his communication with former President Donald Trump was far outside the bounds of any legitimate inquiry, violates core Constitutional principles, and would serve to further erode legislative norms.
Thompson requested a meeting with Jordan in December. We know that you had at least one communication with President Trump on January 6th. We would like to discuss each communication with you in detail.
Jordan said he had no relevant information that would help the Select Committee.
The congressman spoke with the Trump administration in the months leading up to the riot and said he was performing official duties.
Jordan accused the committee of being "partisan" and said he has no confidence that the committee will represent his information fairly.
On December 20, Thompson sent a letter requesting a sit-down meeting with Rep. Scott Perry, a Republican from Pennsylvania. The committee wanted to talk about conversations that might have taken place about replacing the acting Attorney General with Jeffrey Clark, a lawyer who promoted claims that the 2020 election was stolen.
On the day after Thompson's letter, he said he wouldn't comply with the committee's request.
Thompson didn't reply to the email at the time of publication. Insider was unable to speak to Jordan and Perry.