FBI Director Wray Comes Under Fire from GOP Leaders Over Bureau’s Censorship Involvement

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On Wednesday at the House Judiciary Committee’s FBI oversight hearing, FBI Director Christopher Wray faced a barrage of questions from GOP leaders, beginning with Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA).  Rep. Johnson cited the opinion by Judge Terry Doughty from a federal court in Louisiana that states the FBI and other government entities were directly involved in “what is arguably the most massive attack on free speech in the United States history.”  Wray responded that the agency’s “emphasis is on malign foreign disinformation from hostile actors who engage in covert actions to subvert our social media platforms, which is something that is not seriously in dispute.”  Wray flatly and repeatedly denied that the FBI took part in any form of censorship.