Jim Jordan leads investigation into Justice Department inspector general
We really had no idea how corrupt the FBI was, until this moment.
House Judiciary Committee Republicans are opening an investigation into Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz over reports suggesting his office’s involvement in examining a cell phone the FBI seized from Rep. Scott Perry’s (R-PA).
A letter sent Monday by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the ranking member, said such a move by the agency’s independent watchdog “creates a serious conflict of interest for the OIG in reviewing the Department’s actions.” Among the demands made of Horowitz were those for relevant documents and communications, as well as explanations for a forensic examination of Perry’s phone and concerns raised about the seizure. Jordan asked the inspector general to produce this material no later than 5 p.m. on Sept. 12.
Jim Jordan and the few who care about our democracy have been crying out for an investigation into the FBI and the justice department which Joe Biden has weaponized against his political opponents ever since he was inaugurated.
Perry, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, was served with a warrant for his cellphone by three FBI agents while travelling with his family earlier this month. The move was part of a federal investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, which started with the DOJ inspector general’s office and appears to have extended to prosecutors from the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington. A lawyer for the congressman said Perry is not a target of the inquiry, according to the New York Times.
Jordan’s letter cited a report by CNN that said the search warrant “indicated” the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General laboratory in northern Virginia was used to assist the FBI in conducting a forensic review of Perry’s phone. That same report said the “inclusion of the inspector general is unusual given the office investigates wrongdoing” by Justice Department employees, but it also noted the watchdog is investigating former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark and others while scrutinizing the agency’s role in efforts to block the certification of the 2020 election results.
This goes to show you just how deep the deep state is. The corruption within the system is so chronic that there’s nowhere else left for these guys to hide.