U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) - the head of the House Judiciary Committee - says that he wants to speak with U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf.
Wolf is the U.S. attorney who has been accused by an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblower of placing limitations on the federal government's investigation of Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden.
Jordan expressed his wish to speak with Wolf during a recent appearance on Fox News's Sunday Morning Futures.
Rep. Jim Jordan on Lesley Wolf: “There’s typically a process you go through before you’d ever get to a subpoena, but if that’s what it takes, we think it’s important to talk to her.
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The accusations against Wolf come from IRS Criminal Supervisory Special Agent Gary A. Shapley Jr. He has alleged that certain individuals - including Wolf and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland - essentially obstructed U.S. Attorney David Weiss's investigation into Hunter Biden.
Wolf, in particular, has been accused by Shapley of blocking Weiss from making certain lines of inquiry about President Biden and even of tipping off Hunter Biden's legal team about investigative measures that Weiss planned to take.
"She limited what they could do in their investigation. I mean, that is just as wrong as it gets," Jordan said during his Fox appearance.
Accordingly, the congressman said, "We want to make sure we get a chance to talk to this Lesley Wolf, the assistant U.S. attorney who was handling this case in [U.S. Attorney David] Weiss’ office there in Delaware."
"We think that’s important as we move forward with this investigation," Jordan added.
It is all well and good that Jordan wants to speak with Wolf. A big question, though, is: what happens if Wolf does not want to speak with Jordan's committee?
Fox Host Maria Bartiromo asked Jordan if he would go so far as to subpoena Wolf.
We're going to look at all options on the table. We want to talk to her. There is typically a process that you go through before you ever get to a subpoena. But, if that is what it takes, we think it is important to talk to her.
So, it would appear that it is not outside the realm of possibility that the House Judiciary Committee will subpoena Wolf if she chooses not to voluntarily provide testimony about these allegations.
Presumably, the next step for Jordan will be to reach out to Wolf to see whether she will cooperate.