House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Jim Jordan, is not one to back down when it comes to taking on Big Tech and their despicable collusion to censor Americans. This time, Jordan has set his sights on not only subpoenaing the social media giants themselves, but also the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ). And let’s just say, their compliance has been nothing short of pathetic.
It’s been a whopping four months since the Committee requested communications between FBI employees and private companies, internal communications, and communications between the FBI and other third parties discussing content moderation. Yet, all they received in return was a single document – the transcript of a deposition. Seriously, that’s it?
But here’s where it gets interesting. The deposition in question is from the case examining the Biden administration’s coerced censorship of social media platforms. You know, where they trample all over our precious First Amendment rights, especially when it comes to conservatives. And guess what? Jordan’s Committee has uncovered evidence that contradicts several statements made by the FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Elvis Chan, during his deposition. It’s like watching a bad spy movie, except it’s real life.
To make matters worse, a U.S. District Court found that communications from the FBI and other executive branch entities likely violated the First Amendment rights of Americans. Ouch. And who was involved in this censorship charade? None other than Agent Laura Dehmlow, the Section Chief of the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force, who played a role in censoring the Hunter Biden laptop story just before the 2020 presidential election. Talk about election meddling.
But despite all this damning evidence, the FBI and DOJ still refuse to cooperate fully. They continue to withhold information that is crucial for the Committee’s oversight. It’s like they think they’re above the law or something. Chairman Jordan is not one to be trifled with, and he’s calling out FBI Director Chris Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland for their lackluster response. They have until September 15 to cough up the goods.
You see, the Committee’s objective is straightforward – to understand the extent to which the Executive Branch has coerced and colluded with companies to censor speech. They want to develop legislation that limits the government’s ability to work with Big Tech and restrict the circulation of content. Sounds like a noble cause to safeguard our freedom of speech, doesn’t it?
So, here’s hoping Wray and Garland get their act together and comply with the Committee’s requests. We deserve transparency, accountability, and protection of our constitutional rights. Let’s stop Big Tech from trampling on our freedoms and restore the integrity of our democratic process. The clock is ticking, gentlemen.