House January 6 probe asks Jim Jordan about Donald Trump contact

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Representative Jim Jordan, a Republican from Ohio, speaks during a Select Subcommittee On Coronavirus Crisis hearing in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

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The House committee investigating the deadly Capitol riot asked Wednesday for a meeting with Republican Rep. Jim Jordan to discuss his communications with then-President Donald Trump on Jan. 6.

In a letter to Jordan, select committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said, “We understand that you had at least one and possibly multiple communications with President Trump on January 6th. We would like to discuss each such communication with you in detail.”

A spokesman for Jordan did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Jordan, a staunch Trump ally, is the second lawmaker the panel has tapped to cooperate with its probe of the invasion. Hundreds of Trump’s…

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