(RepublicanInformer.com)- Ohio Representative Jim Jordan announced that Congress will investigate the FBI over secretly pressuring Americans to waive their gun rights, according to the Daily Caller. The FBI provided forms to relinquish their rights to own, buy, or use firearms in what represents a “frightening pattern” of the bureau that will be investigated should the GOP reclaim the House, Jim Jordan said.
“All we can do is get facts and the truth, so the American people know exactly what’s going on,” said Jordan. “That’s what we will attempt to do because that’s part of our constitutional responsibility. To do the oversight and the investigation that you need to do so the country gets the facts.”
The forms reportedly asked the signatories to declare themselves as a “danger” to themselves or others or lacking “mental capacity adequately to contract or manage” their lives. They will then be registered with the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
“This is part of the political nature of the Justice Department,” Jordan said. “So, if in fact we win in 57 days, next Congress we are definitely looking into the whole political nature. [We have] separate branches of government. We can’t charge anyone, we can’t prosecute anyone.”
The forms allegedly raise serious legal concerns, as they do not have Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control numbers on them, which law experts say is required when a federal agency is seeking information from the public.
The FBI has been under scrutiny, especially since the recent raid conducted at Trump’s estate in Mar-a-Lago. Whistleblowers have come forth to Republican congressmen alleging partisanship at the FBI. Jordan has also reportedly received disclosures from whistleblowers showing the how the agency has pressured agents in the FBI to reclassify cases as Domestic Violent Extremism (DVE) in order to satisfy “performance metrics.”
Shortly after whistleblower reports came out, the partisan Attorney General Merrick Garland has issued a memo to all personnel in the Department of Justice, informing them that they are not to communicate with Congress directly, but only at the discretion of the Office of Legislative Affairs, according to Just the News.