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House GOP Probes Intel Agencies Using ‘Disinformation’ Charge

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Representative Jim Jordan has launched investigations into alleged intelligence community obstruction of Senate probes into Hunter Biden.

Jordan sent a letter to the intelligence director requesting information on a 2020 “defensive briefing” where FBI officials told Senators Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley their Biden investigation was advancing Russian disinformation.

This frustrated the Senators’ efforts to release a report on Hunter Biden’s business dealings in China and Ukraine.

Jordan wants the briefing materials and communications.

He is also investigating if the Justice Department spied on members of Congress and their staff conducting oversight of the department.

“We now know that they spied on congressional staffers,” Jordan said. “We want to know, how far does it go? Were they spying on members? Were they spying on other staffers? Keep this in mind, Liz: We know they spied on President Trump’s campaign. We know all that from the FISA Court and what they did with Carter Page and Papadopoulos—everything else. Now we’ve learned that they spied on one of Sen. Grassley’s staff members, Jason Foster.”

Jordan sent letters to CEOs and the AG requesting information on DOJ subpoenas targeting lawmakers and staffers investigating its Crossfire Hurricane operation.

“We want to know, does it go further?” he said. “So we’ve sent letters not only to the Department of Justice but to all these carriers that the Department of Justice worked with to get the phone records and the email records from congressional staffers like Mr. Foster. How far does this go? Were they spying on members and other staff?”

He argued this was an unacceptable attempt to spy on entities conducting oversight of the department.

“The Justice Department’s efforts to obtain the private communications of congressional staffers, including staffers conducting oversight of the Department, are wholly unacceptable and offend fundamental separation of powers principles as well as Congress’s constitutional authority to conduct oversight of the Department,” the letter read.

“These revelations strongly suggest that the Justice Department weaponized its law-enforcement authority to spy on the entities seeking to hold it accountable,” the letter added.

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