(Republicaninformer.com)- The revelation that the DOJ subpoenaed the phone and email records of House Intelligence investigators in 2017 has Jim Jordan, the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, wondering if the DOJ is now covertly watching his work with FBI whistleblowers.
Jordan says it is the most recent example of how politicized federal law enforcement has become and has vowed to look into why the Justice Department eavesdropped on congressional staffers looking into the discredited Russia collusion case brought by the FBI.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) stated on the television program “Just the News, Not Noise” on Wednesday night that the first step in stopping it is to ensure that everyone is aware of all the details.
He said an oversight investigation into the behavior of the FBI and federal prosecutors would look into why DOJ used grand jury subpoenas to obtain the email and phone records of two House Intelligence Committee staffers in late 2017. This investigation will also examine the targeting of parents who demonstrate outside of school boards in 2021, the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story in 2020, and the targeting of the Trump campaign on false Russia collusion allegations in 2016.
Jordan claimed that the DOJ was “spying” on the work of Devin Nunes, the then-chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, as he was exposing the errors and wrongdoing of the FBI in obtaining warrants that targeted the Trump campaign in the now-discredited Russia collusion investigation.
Rod Rosenstein, who was in charge of the Russia investigation when the subpoenas were issued, had threatened to bring legal action against congressional investigators.
This unquestionably fits under the general heading of how politicized the Justice Department has become in recent years, Jordan said.
In November and December 2017, the DOJ used grand jury subpoenas to compel Google to turn over the phone and email records of two of Nunes’ investigators who were directly involved in the investigation into FBI misconduct in the Russia case.
The subpoenas were issued at a crucial juncture in the committee’s campaign to reveal that the Hillary Clinton-funded political opposition dossier was behind the Donald Trump-Russia collusion investigation. At the time, Nunes’ committee was locked in a bitter battle to get the FBI and DOJ to give them records.
Following Google’s policy of informing customers five years after law enforcement takes such actions, the DOJ subpoenas came to light in the last few days when the former committee staffers received notice that their records had been taken.