Pressure Builds on Johnson to Actually Do Something About Jack Smith – EVOL

Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) has talked tough about defending Donald Trump from politically motivated “lawfare,” but pressure is growing from Trump’s allies, who are ready to see action.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who has emerged as Johnson’s most ardent critic on either side of the aisle, needled Johnson for his performative actions in defense of Trump while taking a pass on opportunities to use the power of his office to meaningfully support the former president.

Johnson traveled to New York Tuesday to appear with Trump and give a speech to reporters outside the Manhattan courtroom, where District Attorney Alvin Bragg seeks to imprison Trump for allegedly falsifying business records.

“I’m working with Chairman [Jim] Jordan of the House Judiciary Committee, Chairman [James] Comer of our Oversight Committee on measures to rein in the abuses of Special Counsel Jack Smith,” Johnson said. “The latest revelation is that they’ve manipulated documents, they might have tampered with the evidence in the case, it seems, and that doesn’t surprise any of us. In Congress we have oversight responsibility and it is our objective and our responsibility to hold them accountable.”

Greene sees Johnson’s words as empty.

“He controls the



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