Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is sending another subpoena to FBI agent Elvis Chan after he left the country when his scheduled interview Sept. 15 fell through, according to a letter obtained by the Daily Caller.
The House Judiciary Committee is demanding Chan appear for a deposition Oct. 5, 2023, to discuss his role on the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF) ahead of the 2020 presidential election. House Judiciary subpoenaed Chan on Sept. 15 to give an interview Thursday after a dispute between committee investigators and the DOJ derailed his scheduled interview, the Daily Caller previously reported.
“Based on representations that the date of your deposition conflicts with the dates of your official travel, as an accommodation, the Committee is issuing you a new deposition subpoena that compels your appearance on October 5, 2023,” the letter reads.
House Judiciary notified Chan before his scheduled interview that he was allowed to be legally represented by either his personal counsel or an attorney from the Department of Justice (DOJ), according to emails shared Thursday on Twitter by the committee. The DOJ brought a staff attorney to the scheduled interview, even though Chan agreed to be represented by his personal attorney, and the interview fell apart as a result.
🚨 DOJ and FBI try – and fail – to stonewall the Committee.
No amount of lies and excuses will stop the Committee from deposing FBI Agent Elvis Chan.
The American people deserve to hear the full truth about the Biden censorship regime. And they will.
— House Judiciary GOP 🇺🇸 (@JudiciaryGOP) September 21, 2023
“Today, after an FBI employee traveled across the country to voluntarily participate in a scheduled interview, he was denied the right to have his chosen legal counsel accompany him,” the FBI previously told the Daily Caller in a statement. “Upon arrival at the Capitol, Committee staff directed agency counsel to leave the premises, and the interview was unable to proceed.” (Read more: The Daily Caller, 9/21/2023 ) (Archive)