FBI Director Christopher Wray is set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, and the hearing promises to be a contentious affair with significant implications. In an interview with Newsmax on Monday, Rep. Ben Cline (R-Va.) stated that there will be “a lot of fireworks” as lawmakers delve into multiple reports of abuse of power within the agency.
Cline highlighted the FBI’s alleged targeting of conservatives in recent years, referring to incidents such as the profiling of Catholics in Richmond, Virginia, and parents in Northern Virginia. He also mentioned the Durham Report, which revealed shortcomings in the Russian collusion investigation. These are among the issues that Wray is expected to address and defend during the House hearing.
The conversation further touched on the allegations surrounding the Hunter Biden plea deal and the involvement of Attorney General Merrick Garland. Cline expressed the need for prompt answers regarding Garland’s potential dishonesty before Congress and stressed the urgency of addressing these concerns during Wray’s testimony.
Regarding the recent temporary injunction that prohibits the White House from communicating with social media companies about censorship, Cline commented on the White House’s objection to the ruling. He suggested that the objection reveals the administration’s intention to collaborate with social media platforms in censoring conservative voices. Cline added that the upcoming appearance of Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan before the committee would provide an opportunity to inquire about this issue as well.
The hearing with Wray is anticipated to be a highly charged event, marked by intense questioning and a focus on alleged abuses of power within the FBI. It serves as a significant platform for lawmakers to seek clarification and accountability from the agency’s director.