House Committee Alleges the FBI Is Abusing Counterterrorism Tools

Pro-life and pro-family Americans are among those singled out. 

A report from the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government alleges that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is abusing its counterterrorism tools by focusing on traditional Catholics and pro-lifers “as potential domestic terrorists.” 

Earlier in the year after facing a backlash, the FBI retracted an internal memo that originated in the Richmond field office that described traditional Roman Catholics as “radical.”

“The documents received pursuant to the Committee’s subpoena show that the FBI singled out Americans who are pro-life, pro-family, and support the biological basis for sex and gender distinction as potential domestic terrorists,” the subcommittee report reads. “The memorandum recognized ‘the run-up to the next general election cycle’ as a key time frame and cited the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision that overturned Roe v. Wade as a flash point.” 

Among other things, the committee found that the FBI “directly communicated with Catholic clergy and staff about parishioners practicing their faith.” The investigation was spurred by a whistleblower who said the FBI was “violating the religious liberties of millions of Catholic Americans.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Chair Jim Jordan as he presides over the House Judiciary Committee.
  • For members of the subcommittee on the weaponization of the federal government.
  • For Director Wray to be discerning as he heads the FBI.

Sources: Daily Caller, National Review

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