FBI claps back at Jim Jordan, denies purging conservatives as GOP lawmaker piles on pressure

A defensive FBI clapped back at Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) in a letter on Thursday, denying that the bureau has been purging conservative employees from its ranks under the Biden administration while the congressman proceeded to demand information and documents in connection to its informant program.

Jordan has been a thorn in the side of the FBI. He has sent them a series of letters alleging that the bureau has become weaponized by the Biden administration. He also accused them of removing conservative employees from their posts over their political views.

Jill Tyson, the FBI’s assistant director of its Office of Congressional Affairs, responded to the accusations on Thursday.

“The FBI has strong procedures in place to promote accountability when an FBI employee strays from their obligations—including employee actions that create the appearance of political, social, or other bias,” she contended in response to the purging allegation, according to the leftist propaganda outlet Punchbowl News.

“The FBI takes all allegations of misconduct very seriously, and that includes taking seriously our responsibility to FBI employees who make protected disclosures under the whistleblower regulations,” she added.

She also took exception to Jordan’s allegations that the bureau was poisoning the agency against conservatives.

“It is important to emphasize that allegations against one or a very small number of employees do not reflect a widespread political bias or a lack of objectivity by the FBI’s 38,000 employees who perform their jobs objectively, rigorously, and with professionalism,” she asserted. “Nor do such allegations fairly call into question the FBI’s motivations and actions to fulfill its mission, which reflect the collective judgment and effort of our workforce.”

With Republicans taking back control of the House of Representatives, Jordan is poised to become chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He has already summoned Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and others to testify before the committee. And that’s just the beginning of his goal to clean house at the FBI and other federal intel agencies.

Jordan could well subpoena Garland, Wray, and others in the coming Congress.

When he heads the committee, it will continue to investigate the Biden administration’s “misuse of federal criminal and counterterrorism resources to target concerned parents at school board meetings,” according to Fox News.

Jordan claims whistleblowers shared information that the White House “colluded with the National School Boards Association to manufacture a pretext for the use of federal law enforcement authorities against parents.”

“The FBI is not immune from transparency or above accountability for its actions,” Jordan warned Wray in a letter sent in November. “Committee Republicans intend to continue to examine the politicization and bias at the FBI, including into the 118th Congress if necessary.”

Jordan is not letting up on the pressure either.

According to the Washington Examiner, Jordan is now demanding information and documents from the FBI in connection with its informant program, claiming it has “systemic deficiencies,” according to a letter sent on Wednesday to FBI Director Christopher Wray.

“The FBI’s processes and procedures have proven to be partisan-driven and untrustworthy in recent years,” he told the Washington Examiner. “This is the latest example of systematic corruption happening at the highest levels of the FBI, and the American people deserve full transparency.”

“The FBI has had a poor track record in recent years of relying on CHS’s in high-profile, sensitive investigative matters whose information later proves to be misleading, made-up, or otherwise unreliable,” Jordan told Wray in the letter.

The GOP congressman wants information from the FBI on its “policies and procedures” in connection to sensitive investigative matters involving public officials, candidates, and news outlets. He is also asking them for a “detailed accounting” of the $42 million that was paid to participants in the Confidential Human Sources (CHS) program, as well as asking for information on how many informants have been active for over five, 10, and 15 years.

He asked the FBI to explain how it opens and closes its confidential human sources and asked Wray to explain how the bureau uses paid informants in FISA warrants as well.

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