House Oversight Committee threatens to subpoena DOJ for TikTok and Al Jazeera documents

House Oversight Committee Republicans are threatening to subpoena the Justice Department if it does not willingly turn over documents related to any investigations of TikTok and Al Jazeera under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

In a new letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland sent on Monday, Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) wrote that the DOJ has “refused” to provide documentation on any FARA-related investigations into the two companies for eight weeks since it last sent its request on Feb. 8.

Comer pointed to a memorandum of understanding between TikTok and the Qatari Ministry of Communications signed in late February that seeks to “expand Qatar’s digital footprint” and will allow both organizations to operate in the United States without “proper transparency”
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