The Department of Justice is firing back at House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan after Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray was subpoenaed by the House Judiciary Committee, saying that issuing subpoenas is "premature."
Last week, Jordan subpoenaed Wray, compelling him to turn over documents and communications related to the FBI’s "misuse of federal criminal and counterterrorism resources" to target parents at school board meetings. Jordan also subpoenaed Garland and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona for documents related to the same matter.
The subpoena compelled Wray to submit documents to the committee at 9 a.m. ET on March 1. It also demanded documents related to the Justice Department’s task force that focused on identifying school board threats and the FBI’s role as a task force member.