DOJ and FBI Leaders Subpoenaed by Jordan in Investigation of 'Big Tech Collusion'
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan has issued subpoenas against the leaders of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI as part of...
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Issues Subpoenas Against DOJ and FBI
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan has issued subpoenas against the leaders of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI as part of his investigation into alleged government collusion with Big Tech companies. The subpoenas were sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray, criticizing their agencies for providing "woefully inadequate" responses to previous requests for communications with private companies and third-party groups.
Investigation into Alleged Censorship and Collusion by Big Tech Companies
In a series of letters attached to a post on the "Censorship Investigation Over Big Tech Collusion," Representative Jordan claims that there are numerous publicly available documents that show the federal government's use of its power to censor online speech. He suggests that this censorship is being done both directly and indirectly through proxy.
Importance of Congress Investigating DOJ and FBI Officials' Involvement
The House Judiciary GOP has emphasized the importance of Congress investigating the involvement of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials in influencing social media and tech companies to censor speech. The chairman believes that it is necessary to determine the extent to which these officials have coerced, pressured, worked with, or relied upon these companies for censorship purposes.
Scope of the Investigation
The article discusses the scope of an investigation by a committee regarding the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) involvement in censorship. The specific details of the subpoenas are not disclosed, but the committee is demanding important documents and information related to protecting civil liberties.
Missouri v. Biden Case and Allegations of Collusion
The content provided is about letters written by Representative Jim Jordan, which mention an ongoing case called Missouri v. Biden. This case involves Republican state attorneys general who are accusing the federal government and social media companies of colluding to censor speech, which they argue violates the First Amendment. The article also provides a link to download The Daily Wire app.
Inadequate Response from DOJ and FBI
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have provided only one document in response to a request for cooperation regarding information on content moderation discussions. This document is a publicly available transcript of a civil deposition of FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Elvis Chan from a case called Missouri v. Biden.
Evidence Contradicting Agent Chan's Statements
The Committee investigating Agent Chan has found evidence that contradicts his statements in a deposition, specifically regarding his communication with social media platforms. The production of evidence provided by Agent Chan is deemed inadequate and lacks important material, such as communications between the FBI and tech companies, internal communications, and communications with other executive branch entities.
Subpoenas Issued to CEOs of Major Tech Companies
The Daily Wire has contacted the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for comment. Additionally, Representative Jim Jordan has issued subpoenas to the CEOs of major tech companies such as Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta, and Microsoft. The subpoenas are requesting documents and communications related to allegations of collusion between the federal government and Big Tech to suppress free speech.
Release of Internal Documents by Meta Chairman
The chairman of Meta (formerly Facebook) has released internal documents that he claims show the White House pressuring the company to censor posts on Facebook and Instagram. These documents, called "The Facebook Files," have been released in multiple installments. The latest installment focuses on allegations that a Facebook executive, Nick Clegg, made false statements during a congressional deposition regarding the FBI's role in suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story on social media platforms.