House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan sent out the first subpoenas of the new Republican majority to Biden administration officials on Friday, Politico reported.
The Ohio Republican is targeting documents related to how the FBI treated parents in the wake of alleged threats against school officials during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Attorney General Merrick Garland detailed the “disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence” in a 2021 memorandum encouraging coordination with local law enforcement.
Republicans panned the FBI response as excessive at the time, despite the Justice Department claiming its directive was not intended to “silence those with particular views about COVID-related policies, school curricula, or other topics of public discussion.”
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