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GOP lawmakers warm up to 'Church-style' committee hearings to investigate DOJ

Added 08-09-22 06:22:02pm EST - “Some House Republicans envision a "Church-style" committee hearing to hold officials in the Biden Justice Department accountable for targeting President Donald Trump and his political allies.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “GOP lawmakers warm up to ‘Church-style’ committee hearings to investigate DOJ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Some House Republicans envision a “Church-style” committee hearing to hold officials in the Biden Justice Department accountable for targeting President Donald Trump and his political allies.

Outraged Republican lawmakers accused President Biden and the FBI of weaponizing the DOJ against Mr. Biden’s political opponents after 30 agents raided Mr. Trump’s Mar-A-Lago home Monday while he was not there. They were reportedly looking for documents that Mr. Trump was required to turn over to the National Archives from his time in office.

“I think back to the example of the Church Committee  … I think we’ve got to fundamentally change the Justice Department and the FBI,” Rep. Dan Bishop of North Carolina, a member of the Judiciary Committee, told The Washington Times.

“Now, I’ll leave open the possibility that somebody has some grounds that in the light of day will prove that adequate, but I am skeptical,” he said.

The Church Committee was named after the late Sen. Frank Church of Idaho, who chaired a select committee in the 1970s that investigated constitutionally questionable domestic security operations headed up by the FBI and CIA.

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