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US House Establishes Panel to Investigate Potential Weaponization of Federal Government

Samizdat – 11.01.2023

WASHINGTON – The US House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution establishing a select subcommittee to investigate whether components of the federal government have been weaponized against everyday citizens.

House lawmakers passed a resolution establishing the special Judiciary Committee panel in a vote of 221-211, falling along partisan lines.

“Congress hasn’t kept pace with the federal government’s potential to abuse new technology, and we need to better understand how US intelligence agencies work with each other and with the private sector to collect information on Americans or to undermine their fundamental constitutional rights,” House Majority Leader Steve Scalise said in a statement on the panel.

The subcommittee will investigate how the FBI, Justice Department, Department of Homeland Security and other executive branch agencies obtain information from and provide information to the private sector and other agencies to facilitate actions against US citizens.

The panel will be granted access to information shared with the House Intelligence Committee and the authority to review ongoing criminal investigations. The panel is styled after the Church Committee of 1975, which conducted similar oversight of federal agencies.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy will name 13 members to the subcommittee, including five Democrats in consultation with Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries.

January 11, 2023 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Corruption, Deception | ,

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  1. “The US House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution establishing a select subcommittee to investigate whether components of the federal government have been weaponized against everyday citizens”.

    As I understand it, most members of the US Congress are either Millionaires or Billionaires, and have completely lost touch with Ordinary/Average Americans.
    Members of Congress have to keep THEIR ‘supporters’ happy, or the members will be booted out and replaced by someone who is prepared to act in their best interests.

    “Who controls money, controls the World”…..Henry Kissinger.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | January 11, 2023 | Reply

  2. The 100% Democratic Party vote against Congress investigating potential illegal spying and censoring of American citizens by US intelligence agencies should be a warning every American: Half of the members of Congress are potentially complicit in the Orwellianesk surveillance of American citizens! It is one of the first steps totalitarian governments take to silence dissent in a free society. Once it is considered accepted practice by elected officials, steps will be taken by fascist leaning attorneys to codify it into law. If that happens the 1st Amendment of the Federal Constitution is officially dead and with it Free Speech. Next they (Biden administration) will arbitrarily take measures into their own hands to abrogate the 2nd and 4th Amendments. It would only be a matter of time before the 5th Amendment fell. The American population has been so dummied down and desensitized that they have tolerated the arrest of hundreds or more of attendees to the Jan 6th rally in DC who did not enter the Capitol Bldg! Anyone they could find within proximity of the Capitol bldg were arrested and charged with federal crimes. Many of those who entered the Capitol bldg were held without due process. This is happening in the land of the free. But tragically we are no longer the home of the brave.

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    Comment by Thomas L Simpson | January 12, 2023 | Reply


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