Hawley Accuses Garland Of Lying To Congress On FBI Infiltration Of Catholic Church

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Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) accused Attorney General Merrick Garland of lying to the Senate after House Judiciary’s Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government accused the FBI of using “at least one undercover agent” to spy on Catholic groups in the Richmond, Virginia, area.  Hawley wrote to Garland, “Let’s be clear: your Department has decided to turn Catholic congregations into front organizations for the FBI, and when asked about it, you’ve decided to fudge the truth before Congress.” The Select Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), has obtained information that “the FBI relied on at least one undercover agent” and “proposed that its agents engage in outreach to Catholic parishes to develop sources among the clergy and church leadership to inform on Americans practicing their faith.” Hawley said in his letter, “Everyone involved with this chilling surveillance campaign must face accountability.”