House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Monday issued a subpoena to former Disinformation Governance Board head Nina Jankowicz. She is called to testify as part of the GOP investigation into the weaponization of the federal government.
Jordan issued a subpoena for Jankowicz, as well as former National School Boards Association CEO Chip Slaven and National Assessment Governing Councilor Viola Garcia. Jordan had initially sent interview requests to the trio in late January.
“We have repeatedly sought information about your official actions and duties as a DHS employee and former Executive Director of the Board, including how the Board intended to define disinformation, how it planned to collect information and from what sources, how it planned to counter it . misinformation and how he proposed to protect First Amendment rights,” Jordan wrote to Jankowicz in his March subpoena.
“As the former Executive Director of the Council, you are in a unique position to provide relevant and necessary information to inform the Committee’s oversight and potential legislative reforms,” he continued. “Accordingly, and in view of your disregard of our previous voluntary requests, we are attaching a subpoena compelling you to appear for a deposition.”
Nina Jankowicz has been on the warpath lately, claiming she’s been treated unfairly by the media. She is seeking donations for a lawsuit to go on a revenge tour.
BREAKING: Nina Jankowicz is asking for donations for a lawsuit a year after she was fired by the Department of Homeland Security pic.twitter.com/jRxmRdjjky
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) March 3, 2023
Nina Jankowicz was fired as the Department of Homeland Security’s “disinformation czar” after a media backlash. He argued, ironically, that he was a victim of “misinformation.”
It should be noted that Jankowicz had a history of pushing disinformation, including calling the Hunter Biden laptop a “Russian influence operation” before the 2020 election, a clear case of “election interference.”
“Apparently, back on the ‘laptop from hell’, Biden points out that 50 former Natsec officials and 5 former CIA heads believe the laptop is a Russian-influenced operation,” Jankowicz tweeted.
He also praised “dirty dossier” author Christopher Steele and pushed the Trump-Russia collusion hoax, which was based in part on Russian disinformation.
In August 2020, Jankowicz tweeted about the former British spy’s appearance on the Infotagion podcast: “Heard this last night: Chris Steele (yes, THAT Chris Steele) provides great historical context on the evolution of misinformation. It’s worth listening to.”
He also criticized Elon Musk and others like him for being “free speech absolutists.”
“I shudder to think if free speech absolutists took over more platforms, what that would be like for marginalized communities,” he said in an interview with NPR.
House Republicans should seek to expose Jankowicz as a partisan operative who sought to weaponize the government to advance the extreme views of the Democratic Party and violate the constitutional rights of Americans.
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