WASHINGTON (TND) — House GOP lawmakers are demanding answers and issuing dozens of subpoenas as the Judiciary Committee investigates the alleged weaponization of the federal government.
The Federal Trade Commission has also demanded Elon Musk release the names of the journalists he gave information to and the Select Subcommittee is holding a hearing Thursday on the issue.
House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan joined The National Desk’s Jan Jeffcoat Thursday morning to discuss the story.
“The federal government agency is talking to and demanding from a private company, all kinds of information, and some of the things they demanded were, who were the journalists you are talking to?" Jordan said. "And they named four journalists personally for the people who are involved in giving us the information that's now been commonly referred to as the Twitter pause. Personally naming journalists there, if that's not the weaponization of government, against the First Amendment freedom of press rights that we enjoy in this country, I don't know what is and two of those four individuals named by the FTC are going to be testifying here.”
Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger will testify Thursday before the Senate Subcommittee about their findings in the "Twitter Files."
Jordan says the FTC is “using the guise of there’s been a consent decree that Twitter has been functioning under now for 11 years" and after Musk bought the company, they demand access to all the information.
You can watch the full interview below: