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House GOP escalates war on Justice Dept. as members flock to Trump trial

The Republican chairs of the powerful House Judiciary and Oversight committees slammed the Biden administration this week, accusing the president and Attorney General Merrick Garland of politicizing the justice system.

But as Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and James Comer (R-Ky.) pilloried the White House and the Justice Department, their committees were hobbled by attendance problems: At least five members were in New York on Thursday morning, standing behind former president Donald Trump at his criminal trial and inserting themselves, and their political views, into the same justice system the two chairmen claimed to be defending from politicization.

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