The House Judiciary Committee Twitter account, which lists Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) as its ranking member, overlooked a “huge threat” in a sea of classified documents and Twitter users told them to take a closer look on Wednesday.
The Twitter feed weighed in on a picture grabbed from a Justice Department filing that included a photo of classified documents related to the search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home earlier this month.Advertisement
The 36-page filing described how Trump and his representatives did not cough up classified materials to officials at the property.
The photo that accompanied the filing includes a number of documents recovered in the search, including those labeled “top secret,” spread around the floor beside a box featuring frames. One of the frames includes a TIME Magazine cover.
Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines told top politicians on Friday that officials are looking into the level of security threat that a leak of the materials could pose for the U.S.
The account, with an eye-roll emoji in tow, wrote that the TIME Magazine cover was the “huge threat” in question, not the materials by its side.Advertisement
That TIME Magazine cover was huge threat to national security. 🙄 https://t.co/yy0AOmxMEh— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) August 31, 2022
Twitter users weighed in on the tweet, saying it showcased a shamelessness “level of Russian government officials.”
“This is like saying prosecutors are biased because they never talk about the laws the defendant *didn’t* break,” wrote law professor @OrinKerr.
“Jim Jordan remains the undisputed champ of looking the other way,” wrote @DerekMYoung.
You can read more tweets in response to the remarks below.
[Crime scene photos of Ed Gein’s house]— Santa Claus, CEO (@SantaInc) August 31, 2022
House Judiciary GOP: “Oh sure, like we don’t all have a kitschy mid-century lampshade? 🙄” https://t.co/23uZvYJKpg
“Check out these cool tanks” - The House Judiciary Committee https://t.co/WdWjlano9v pic.twitter.com/SqrPgf3sxC— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) August 31, 2022
Jim Jordan, who is known to have a tough time flagging criminal behavior he’s looking at, runs this account. https://t.co/gkDKLl5CiQ— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) August 31, 2022
This is like looking at the Zapruder film and saying “Oh yeah, that car is driving so fast, reeeal dangerous 🙄” https://t.co/2rn4olW5Fx pic.twitter.com/N7z7kgqgXN— Konstantin Boristovich! (@HardSciFiMovies) August 31, 2022
Do you see the problem now? pic.twitter.com/Ry72GG0wJ8— Michael B (@themeddler614) August 31, 2022
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