The Department of Justice and FBI have been grossly politicized and weaponized as a partisan enforcement wing of the Democratic Party, in the view of many right-leaning Americans.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) certainly holds that viewpoint and recently accused the FBI of meddling in recent elections on behalf of Democrats in opposition to the Republican Party, Breitbart reported.
He asserted that, in some form or another, the FBI has involved itself and interfered in every election since at least 2016, and continues to do so in the current election cycle.
“This is how political this FBI has become”
The Republican congressman from Ohio appeared on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures” with host Maria Bartiromo to discuss the GOP’s scrutiny of dubious business dealings by President Joe Biden’s family and how those investigations would expand once Republicans had regained control of the House and its committees.
Concurrent with such probes would be one focused on the FBI and how it has interjected itself in some form or fashion in each of the past several election cycles since 2016, which has fueled his distrust that the bureau would cooperate or support congressional investigations of alleged Biden family corruption.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) October 9, 2022
“The real question is, will the FBI hold people accountable?” Jordan said. “I mean, I got my doubts. And, frankly, I will believe it when I see it because this is the FBI, where we have now had 14 agents come to us as whistleblowers and tell us how political it’s gotten.”
“This is the FBI that raided the home of a former president, took the phone of a sitting member of Congress,” he continued. “This is the FBI who kicked in the door of a pro-life leader two weeks ago outside of Philadelphia and arrested him in front of his wife and seven children for something local law enforcement said was not a crime, not a problem. So this is how political this FBI has become.”
“When is the FBI not going to involve themselves” in elections?
“And I think a key point to remember, too, Maria, is this is the FBI who’s involved themselves in every single election for the last four cycles,” Jordan said. “This is a point Congressman Gaetz made in committee a few weeks ago.”
“In 2016, they spied on President Trump’s campaign. In 2018, it was the Mueller investigation. In 2020, they suppressed information about the Hunter Biden laptop,” he continued. “And, now in , they have raided the home of a — of the former president, taken the phone of a sitting member of Congress 91 days before an election.”
“So, when is the FBI not going to involve themselves in one of our elections?” Jordan added. “That’s probably a key question. So, that, to me, is the real concern. We’re going to do everything we can to hold these folks accountable and, if we have the majority, bring them in front of Congress, do the depositions that need to be done, so we can get the facts.”
The congressman went on to suggest, according to RealClearPolitics, that GOP-led committees would issue subpoenas for documents and even top officials in the DOJ and FBI to uncover the full extent of the partisan meddling and interference.