House Oversight Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) grilled FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday over a leaked memo from the agency that detailed plans to investigate “radical traditionalist” Catholics. He argued the scheme was entirely motivated by “politics.”
The now-retracted memo, which originated from the Richmond, Virginia, FBI field office, was leaked in February and revealed a scheme to target devout Catholics. The office “had used information from the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center to guide the crafting of the memo,” as Breitbart News reported.
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When Jordan asked Wray to define “radical, traditional Catholics,” Wray said that he was “aghast” to learn of the memo “and ordered it withdrawn and…