House Judiciary Committee Republicans grilled FBI Director Christopher Wray in a hearing Wednesday, raising issues they have long been investigating related to alleged civil liberties violations by the government.
The hearing, which typically occurs annually as part of congressional oversight, marked the first time Wray has testified since House Republicans took over, allowing them to publicly confront the director with their contentions that the bureau has unfairly targeted conservatives.
Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) opened his remarks by listing out a number of allegations and quoting findings from a recent and sweeping federal court opinion out of Louisiana that found “substantial evidence” of government censorship, including by the FBI, via social media companies.
“Here’s what’s truly unbelievable. Here’s what’s amazing,” Jordan said. “The Justice…