While many polls suggest that Republicans are set to win this year’s midterm elections, their ability to pass legislation will be limited due to President Joe Biden’s veto power.
However, that won’t stop them from using their majority to expose suspected wrongdoing. According to a recent report by the Washington Examiner, the party already has subpoenas “locked and loaded.”
Five hundred “preservation letters” have been dispatched
The paper explained in an article published on Sunday that House Republicans have already sent out some 500 “preservation letters” ordering an array of individuals and federal agencies not to destroy evidence.
One subject they intend to investigate is the laptop that Hunter Biden abandoned in a Delaware computer repair store.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy explained during a recent interview with the New York Post that he’s especially interested in the 51 former intelligence agency officials who released a letter just prior to the 2020 presidential election.
It alleged that the laptop was an example of Russian disinformation, despite mainstream media outlets such as The New York Times having since confirmed the story’s authenticity.
“They should come in and talk to us,” McCarthy told the Post. “You’d want to ask these individuals what did they know and when.”
“People can come in and talk to us and answer the questions. If that’s not the case there are times we will use the subpoena as well,” he added.
“You would want to ask these individuals first of all, ‘Would you still sign the letter today, and who asked you to sign the letter and why did you sign the letter, and what information did you have prior?” the California Republican went on.
Former director of National Intelligence continues to defend letter
“Why did you feel comfortable — especially with your own reputations — that you would sign that letter? Was it someone from the [Biden] campaign who asked, or was it people in the intel community?” McCarthy continued to ask.
“I think these questions have to be answered. You cannot allow an intel community to utilize their name in an improper way without correcting,” McCarthy insisted.
For his part, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was quoted as telling the Post, “Yes, I stand by the statement made AT THE TIME. … I think sounding such a cautionary note AT THE TIME was appropriate.”