Ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jim Jordan sent a scathing letter to the Department of Justice and FBI Wednesday advising them that his committee will conduct investigations into the expansion of power within the bureau and DOJ, if Republicans reclaim the House majority.
The Ohio congressman told #TheSaraCarterShow this week that if he is given the chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee the first order of business will be to set into motion a series of investigations that will unravel what numerous FBI whistleblowers have shared with his committee and the Senate.
Jordan explained on my podcast that the FBI has lost the public’s trust and that the bureau has been weaponized by those in charge. He said both the DOJ and FBI have a responsibility to the American people to be transparent. I agree with him whole-heartedly.
“(The FBI) has been weaponized. And we know that because 14 different agents have come to us and taken whistleblower status, and told us how bad it is,” he said. “And you’re right, that country sees it for what’s happening. Think about the last two months, the last two months, we’ve seen a rate the home of a former President take the phone of a sitting member of Congress and kick in the door of a pro life leader, arrest him in front of his wife and seven children for something local law enforcement, local judge says was not a problem, not a crime.”
“They get all that and a couple of months, so the country knows how bad it’s gotten,” he told me on the podcast. “And it’s one of the factors that’s weighing in on this decision and this move by the people to say, we’re going to throw these Democrats out of office, and we’re gonna put Republicans in charge of the Congress, which as you and I both know, is a good thing for the country.”
He also informed me that that there will also be extensive investigations into the stringent federal restrictions put into place during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci’s role, as well as an investigation into alleged NIH funding into gain of function research.
sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray. Jordan also calls on the agencies to retain and preserve all documents related to the committees possible future investigations.
He gave Merrick and Garland until Nov. 16 to produce the documents.
In the letter, Jordan also demanded that the DOJ and FBI save all information and documents including the targeting of journalists “with Project Veritas, the shuttering of the Department’s China Initiative, the Department’s one-sided enforcement of the FACE Act, and the Department’s unprecedented raid on President Trump’s residence.”
He told Wray in his letter that the committee will also investigate “allegations of politicization and bias at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”
The ranking member noted in the letter to Wray that “as a part of this oversight, Committee Republicans have sent you letters requesting documents and information on several matters, including but not limited to whistleblower disclosures alleging the FBI’s improper use of law-enforcement resources for political purposes and the FBI’s ‘purging’ of employees with disfavored viewpoints. To date, the FBI has not sufficiently responded to any of our specific requests for documents or information. Our various requests to you, accordingly, remain outstanding.”
Jordan warned that the “FBI is not immune from transparency or above accountability for its actions.”
“Committee Republicans intend to continue to examine the politicization and bias at the FBI, including into the 118th Congress if necessary,” he added.
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Venezuela’s communist president punishing Biden admin by halting flights of migrants being repatriated from U.S.
Venezuela is pushing around the Biden administration by halting flights of migrants being repatriated from the U.S. and Mexico. According to U.S. officials, Venezuela’s communist President Nicolas Maduro is breaking a deal with the United States, which was a “key instrument for the Biden administration to halt illegal migration from the communist South American country” reports ADN America.
Reportedly the “halt in flights came as part of a Venezuelan measure after the White House reinstated some economic sanctions it had lifted against its oil and gas industry as part of a gesture to move the country toward democratic elections.”
Washington has since accused Caracas of following through with its promises to ease pressure and intimidation tactics against opposition candidates, such as the country’s prized Unity candidate, Maria Corina Machado, ADN America adds.
“Corina Machado obtained an impressive 72% level of support, marking a milestone as the candidate with greatest support in the history of the country before elections.” ADN has published several reports outlining the crack downs, kidnappings of opposition candidate campaign workers and intimidation tactics.
In addition to breaking its promises to observe democratic principles for free and fair elections, Venezuela has also asserted a claim it has a right to invade its oil rich neighbor, Guyana, sparking further concerns within the Pentagon and State Department.
According to U.S. officials who spoke to The Wall Street Journal, chances of reigniting the agreement are slim and relations between both sides continue to slip into a dark chasm. “Increased deportations and containing the surge of migrants from Venezuela, the third-largest nationality after Mexico and Guatemala, could have helped ease some of the pressure on Biden, whose poll ratings have been sliding ahead of November’s presidential election, partly because of the immigration issue,” the Journal reported.
The U.S. has so far repatriated about 1,800 Venezuelans on 15 flights since the October agreement was brokered, a sliver of the migrants who have penetrated the southwest border during the Biden era.
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