Director of national intelligence subpoenaed in House censorship investigation

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) subpoenaed documents from the director of national intelligence on Thursday, saying the documents are necessary to review as part of his committee’s investigation into the federal government’s censorship efforts.

Jordan asked that DNI Avril Haines provide all records of any of the Office of Director of National Intelligence’s communications related to the “moderation, deletion, suppression, restriction, or reduced circulation of content.”

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Jordan said Haines’s responses to the committee’s prior voluntary requests have been “woefully inadequate.” The subpoena requires Haines to respond to him by Feb. 9.

“It is necessary for Congress to gauge the extent to which ODNI officials have coerced, pressured, worked with, or relied upon social media and other tech companies to censor speech,” Jordan wrote.

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