Rep. Mike Turner, a ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” that after the “Twitter Files” released by CEO Elon Musk made clear that the bureau was coordinating with the social media company, the FBI is facing subpoenas.
This is what the Ohio Republican said during the show: “We are definitely pursuing the Department of Justice and also the FBI.” “Luckily, the January 6 committee has established some great legal precedent that shows the Congress has full access,” added Turner.
In the recently released “Twitter Files,” a part of the revelations show that members of the FBI contacted employees at Twitter to inform them of accounts that “may” constitute violations of the company’s terms of service. The precedent established by the Democrat-led Jan. 6 committee means that the FBI is “going to have very much a difficult time trying to prevent us getting those documents, and I think it will show a very troubling pattern. And we’re also going to be looking for who the mastermind is since this is not based on intelligence — this is not foreign malign actors — that the malign actors transmit the FBI themselves,” said Turner, according to Newsmax.
“Since the Republicans are taking the House, this will be one of the No. 1 targets to make certain that the FBI does not fund this activity, which is clearly beyond the scope of what the FBI should be doing [and] is very constitutionally troubling,” he said. “Does anyone still trust the FBI?” Asked Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, who manages the GOP House Judiciary Committee account.
While Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said that the latest release of the “Twitter Files” illustrates that the FBI “has a lot to answer for.”
So it is obvious that the latest release of the “Twitter Files,” which has examples of contact between the FBI and Twitter, has spurred anger from other conservatives.