FBI Director Christopher Wray has some explaining to do.
In his most recent testimony before Congress, he insisted it was a memo dated January 2023 proposes to use his agency’s resources against American citizens for the crime of – wheeze! – Being a devout Catholic was a “single product of a single field office”, namely the Richmond field office.
This claim has been refuted by a re-emerged version of the memo showing it is the product of several Offices including Portland and Los Angeles.
The was conveniently redacted from the version of the memo he submitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee in July.
House Judiciary Committee members Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Mike Johnson (R-La.) are demanding answers from Wray, and rightly so — including communications between the field offices involved in preparing the memo, and information about an agency employee apparently involved in efforts to infiltrate Catholic groups.
At the time, Wray had the audacity to shed crocodile tears over the memo: “When I found out about it, I was horrified.”
Not shocked enough to be sure every office However, those involved were held accountable.
And his alleged outrage did not prevent him from submitting to Congress a document that had been fraudulently redacted to fit his account.
Take a look at some of the alleged crimes committed by the people the government wanted to monitor and subvert because of their religious beliefs:
- Have contempt for Pope Francis.
- Rejection of the theological principles of the Second Vatican Council.
- Criticism of Pro-Choice advocates on Twitter.
Really creepy, right? There is simply no way to allow such activities!
Actually, Thank God In America, every one of them is protected by the First Amendment.
That’s why, of course, the FBI issued a lame, pathetic denial after the new memo broke and the judiciary began urging: “We do not conduct investigations based solely on religious affiliations or practices or other First Amendment-protected activities.” based.”
Incorrect! They do. It’s right there, in black and white.
So Jordan and Johnson are absolutely right in asking for more from Wray.
He owes full answers not only to Congress but to the entire American people.