Jim Jordan joins Intelligence Committee to boost Trump in public impeachment hearings – POLITICO

Jordan is the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee, which has been one of the three committees conducting closed-door depositions with impeachment witnesses. Many Republicans see Jordan as a capable messenger and effective questioner.

And some GOP members have expressed frustration that some Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have not been participating in all the depositions, unlike Jordan and some of Trumps other top allies. Transcripts of the interviews released this week show Crawford hasnt been asking many questions during the closed-door sessions.

McCarthy, who has sole discretion to appoint Republican members to the House Intelligence Committee, said, Rick will rejoin the committee and resume his work to keep our country safe once the impeachment probe wraps up.

Moving Jordan to House Intel is sure to please Trump, who has urged Republicans to get tough and fight harder for him in the impeachment battle. But because of the impeachment rules approved by the House, Jordan will get only one five-minute round of questioning, unless other rank-and-file members yield their time to him.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the ranking member on House Intel, will get at least one 45-minute round of questioning, but can only yield his time to staffers.

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