FBI Director Christopher Wray, under fire from House Republicans, testified Wednesday to the House Judiciary Committee. His appearance is part of regularly scheduled oversight, the Hill reports. The committee vowed to demand answers from Wray "on the abuse of power in federal agencies." In his opening statement, Wray offered a forceful defense of the bureau, as GOP members pledged to highlight what they see as politicization of the investigative agency.
Republicans are taking aim at Wray over a court order limiting the Biden administration’s communication with social media companies related to content moderation. “It explains in detail that the FBI has been directly involved in what the court says is ‘arguably the most massive attack against free speech in United States history,’” said Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA). A federal judge ruled that Biden administration officials cannot contact social media companies relating to “in any manner the removal, deletion, suppression, or reduction of content containing protected free speech posted on social-media platforms."