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submitted 3 months ago by MicroWave to c/politics

House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan is desperately trying to spin the damning news on ex–FBI informant Alexander Smirnov.

Representative Jim Jordan seems to be struggling with the realization that Republicans’ impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden appears to be founded on a bed of lies peddled by the Russian government.

On Wednesday, the Ohio Republican got caught up in his own words, insisting that the inquiry still had merit, despite the Justice Department indictment against its primary witness, Alexander Smirnov.

“You said the 1023 is the most corroborating piece of information you have,” CNN’s Manu Raju prompted the Freedom Caucus politician on Wednesday, referring to the FBI’s FD-1023 form that documents Smirnov’s claims, which he is now accused of completely making up. In December, Jordan claimed the 1023 form constituted the “key” impeachable offense.

“It corroborates but it doesn’t change the fundamental facts,” Jordan responded, trying to flip the script and maintain that Biden was still involved in his son’s business dealings during his vice presidency.

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[-] Beefytootz 29 points 3 months ago

Are we just going to gloss over the fact that the FBI informant accused of working with the Russians is named Alexander Smirnov?? Like the vodka? I get that this is unfortunately real life, but the script writers are getting lazy

[-] ikidd 13 points 3 months ago

No, it's Smirnov, like the comedian.

[-] Late2TheParty 3 points 3 months ago

Thank you for reminding me of him! I'm gonna go watch something with him in it.

[-] RagingSnarkasm 5 points 3 months ago

In Soviet Russia, Smirnoff watches YOU!

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

He was just on my favourite podcast as a contestant! It's a podcast where famous people geek out over things outside their field of work. It's very refreshing and Yakov was an amazing contestant.

https://maximumfun.org/episodes/go-fact-yourself/ep-139-yakov-smirnoff-salamishah-tillet/

[-] Late2TheParty 0 points 3 months ago

Thanks for the great recommendation!

[-] jordanlund 3 points 3 months ago

In Soviet Russia vodka impeaches you!

[-] jaybone 2 points 3 months ago

In Soviet Russia, Peaches pees on you.

this post was submitted on 21 Feb 2024
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