(NewsGlobal.com)- As the start of the next Congress draws near, inquiries being spearheaded by Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, who will serve as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, are becoming more intense.
Reports show Jordan has requested information from the former directors of the CIA and National Intelligence, James Clapper and John Brennan, about their October 2020 assertion that the data on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop was Russian propaganda.
Last Thursday, Jordan tweeted copies of the letters along with the remark that James Clapper & John Brennan are on notice.
Jordan is also asking FBI authorities for proof and information concerning whistleblower claims that the organization is purging personnel who hold Conservative beliefs.
Reports reveal the whistleblower concerns were the subject of another letter he sent to Jennifer Moore, executive assistant director of the FBI’s Human Resources Branch.
In a letter to Moore in September, Jordan wrote that recently they learned that she had retaliated against at least one whistleblower who has made protected disclosures to Congress. They take whistleblower retribution seriously, as Director Christopher Wray had been notified. So Jordan demanded that Moore show up as soon as feasible for a transcribed interview.
In each letter, Jordan made clear that he is currently seeking the voluntary disclosure of the requested data but is prepared to use a compulsory approach if required.
Jordan received a letter from Jill Tyson, the assistant director of the FBI’s Office of Congressional Affairs, on November 29th, but Moore is still the source of information that Jordan is after.
Reports show Tyson wrote to Jordan claiming that it was important to emphasize that allegations against one or a minimal number of employees do not reflect a widespread political bias or a lack of objectivity. Most of the 38,000 employees of the FBI perform their jobs objectively, rigorously, and with professionalism. Furthermore, the FBI’s motivations and actions to carry out its goal, which is a reflection of the workforce’s combined wisdom and effort, are not appropriately called into question by such charges.
You may pause here to roll your eyes.
Jordan is now debating whether to issue a subpoena to Jill Sanborn, the former executive assistant director of the FBI’s National Security Branch, who missed her scheduled appearance before the House Judiciary Committee for a transcribed interview. Even though several cases didn’t fit the government’s definition of violent domestic extremism, whistleblowers claim Sanborn urged FBI agents to classify them as such.
Sanborn received a letter from Jordan that stated her decision left them little alternative except to seek a coercive process to secure her evidence early in the 118th Congress.