On Friday, House Judiciary Democrats alleged that three witnesses who have spoken with Republicans in the GOP investigation on the politicization of the FBI have provided no evidence for the alleged wrongdoings of the agency. They further claimed that the witnesses were linked to the Committee Republicans through deep connections to other People connected with former President Donald Trump.
However, the Republicans have claimed that they have spoken with “dozens and dozens” of whistleblowers in their investigations. Still, the committee Democrats have stated that the three witnesses had little information about the FBI and were instead perpetuating conspiracy theories.
They specifically noted that these individuals are not “whistleblowers” but rather individuals who pushed “a wide range of conspiracy theories” without actually having “actual evidence of any wrongdoing at the Department of Justice or the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” These allegations were included in a more than 300-page report that committee Democrats released on Friday.
Republicans have maintained that there were more individuals that they had previously spoken to, but that democrats only have access to the three formal interviews that have been conducted since the GOP won the majority in the House.
Democrats however wrote that these interviews show an “orchestration of disturbing outside influence on the witnesses” including a connection to a “network of organizations, led by former Trump administration officials like Kash Patel and Russell Vought” who were the ones to identify the witnesses and provide them with compensation and employment after they exited the FBI.