If Nina Jankowicz thought she’d sail off into obscurity —she’s wrong.
Soon to be chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has asked the head of the Biden administration’s failed disinformation governance board to deliver testimony, The Washington Times reports.
“Mr. Jordan said in a letter Thursday that “new information” has revealed the department’s efforts at policing Americans’ speech went deeper than imagined, and he said Ms. Jankowicz must tell what she knows,” The Times adds.
Excerpts from Jordan’s letter to Jankowicz below:
As we explained in our letter of May 5, the “Disinformation Governance Board” was an anti-democratic and un-American attempt to establish a de facto Ministry of Truth within the federal government. This effort shows the Biden Administration’s distrust of the American people and raises substantial concerns about the Administration’s commitment to protecting fundamental civil liberties. The documents we requested in our letter, which is enclosed, are necessary for our oversight. To the extent you possess responsive documents in your personal possession, please produce this material as soon as possible but no later than December 15, 2022. If you possess no responsive material in your personal possession, please make a certification to the Committee to that effect.
The Committee on the Judiciary is authorized to conduct oversight of matters involving civil liberties, including free speech and the First Amendment.3 You can be assured that the Committee will continue to pursue this matter into the 118th Congress, including by compulsory process if necessary.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) December 1, 2022
From The Washington Times:
Mr. Jordan set a Dec. 15 deadline for Ms. Jankowicz to turn over documents. He also asked her to contact the committee “promptly” to schedule an appearance for a transcribed interview.
Ms. Jankowicz recently registered with the federal government as a foreign agent acting on behalf of a group that takes funding from the U.K. government.
Her selection as head of Mr. Mayorkas’s disinformation efforts roiled Capitol Hill, where Republicans said she was involved in spreading disinformation herself — among them that the Hunter Biden laptop seemed like Russian disinformation.
More over at The Washington Times:
Rep. Jim Jordan hints at subpoena for ousted DHS disinformation chief Nina Jankowicz https://t.co/SArUNisjle
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) December 1, 2022