(PresidentialHill.com)- The Federal Bureau of Investigation responded to allegations put force by Ohio Republican Representative Jim Jordan recently, saying the agency has not purged employees who lean conservative from its employee ranks during the Biden administration.
Jordan, who is set to become the chair of the House Judiciary Committee in the next Congress after Republicans take control of the lower chamber of Congress, has sent multiple letters to the FBI recently. In them, he alleged that the agency has removed some critics of President Joe Biden as well as the White House from their spots.
Jill Tyson, who serves as the assistant director of the FBI’s Office of Congressional Affairs, sent a letter to Jordan in response, writing:
“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. 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.”
Tyson added that some allegations against a small number of employees at the FBI doesn’t represent widespread political bias or a lack of objectivity by the 38,000 employees at the agency “who perform their jobs objectively, rigorously and with professionalism.”
Jordan has already started to lay ground for when the GOP takes over the House early next year, and he has control over the House Judiciary Committee. He’s already requested that several high-ranking officials in the Biden administration testify voluntarily before his committee — including Christopher Wray, the director of the FBI, and Merrick Garland, the attorney general.”
Fox News reported recently that the House Judiciary Committee will look to investigate the White House’s “misuse of federal criminal and counterterrorism resources to target concerned parents at school board meetings.”
Jordan also said that whistleblowers provided information that the Biden administration “colluded with the National School Boards Association to manufacture a pretext for the use of federal law enforcement authorities against parents,” according to the Fox News report.
In a letter that Jordan sent to Wray in November, he wrote:
“The FBI is not immune from transparency or above accountability for its actions. Committee Republicans intend to continue to examine the politicization and bias at the FBI, including into the 118th Congress if necessary.”
Jordan also said recently that he thinks there’s been a major shift in where the ongoing investigation of the president’s son, Hunter, is headed. He said on Fox News recently that he thinks “something is up” because there has been renewed interest in this story by many media outlets that originally dismissed any reports of wrongdoing.
“You had 51 intelligence officers sign a letter saying that this Hunter Biden story was Russian misinformation when it wasn’t, and that changed. I think anyone can make a credible argument that that altered the outcome of the election, and we no longer have Donald Trump in the White House because he was doing that, he was pushing back on China for the first time.
“And now, we have Joe Biden there, and it’s exactly the opposite direction.”