The new House subcommittee on the weaponization of the Department of Justice and the FBI should be seated “in the next week,” and then the subpoenas will “start flying,” according to Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL).
The committee has been described as similar to the Church Committee, which famously investigated and uncovered serious abuses committed by the CIA in the 1970s, including exposing the details of the MKULTRA program.
During an appearance on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America” on Sunday, Steube discussed the new committee and the potential subpoenas.
“[It] will have subpoena power, investigative powers, and once that committee is up and running and put together, I think in the next week, that committee should be seated and you’re going to see subpoenas start flying and investigations start,” the Florida congressman said.
Steube also expressed his gratitude for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and the committee’s chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) for creating the group designed to investigate the FBI and the DOJ, especially how federal law enforcement entities handled the surveillance of former President Donald Trump’s campaign and how it treated parents who speak out and object at school board meetings as “domestic terrorists.”
BREAKING: The House just voted in favor of forming a new subcommittee (that will be chaired by Jim Jordan) to investigate the weaponization of the the FBI, DOJ, and the rest of the federal government. Every Republican voted yes and every Dem voted no.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 10, 2023
“The American people are sick and tired of seeing all the corruption at the highest levels there,” the GOP congressman said.
There has been significant backlash for several years over the weaponization and politicization of the DOJ and FBI, notably the fact that these law enforcement entities have targeted conservatives while looking the other way when Democrats commit crimes.
The most recent case of this politicization appears to be the difference in treatment of President Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents versus Trump’s alleged mishandling of classified documents. The FBI raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in search of classified documents, which the former president says he had declassified. Comparatively, Biden has been caught illegally storing classified documents from his time as vice president in multiple locations, including the garage of his Wilmington, Delaware home.
While Trump had his home raided and his lawyers were not allowed to supervise the seizure of the documents, Biden’s attorneys and aides — many of whom do not have the proper security clearances — were allowed to search for and hand over the classified documents found in his home and other locations. Eventually, Attorney General Merrick Garland was forced to appoint a special counsel to investigate Biden’s mishandling of the classified documents, but not before the White House, Democrats, and their allies in media attempted to downplay Biden’s actions.