House Republicans have begun preparations to investigate the Department of Justice and the FBI using their new majority status.

The investigations would deliver one of the GOP’s most significant campaign promises. It would also muddy the criminal inquiries into former President Donald Trump.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was tasked with creating a new select subcommittee, one of the key concessions in his bid to win the speakership.

The Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government was a vital part of the right wing’s attempt to vilify the Biden Administration and federal authorities.

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The new subcommittee would have access to the most classified information in Congress. The proposal states members will “be authorized to receive information available to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.”

“We got more resources, more specificity, more power to go after this recalcitrant Biden administration,” Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) said on Fox News about the new committee. “That’s really important.”

The subcommittee is a part of the House Judiciary Committee, which is currently led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). Jordan will be able to oversee all subpoenas personally.

“We’re going to get into what’s going on at the FBI,” Jordan said on Fox News.

The committee will have 13 members, five of whom have to be selected by Democratic House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-New York).

The subcommittee would be required to publish a final report by January 2, 2025. It will be dissolved directly after the report is released.

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