GOP House Members Demand FBI Docs On Anti-Catholic Memo

  • House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) demanded the FBI turn over documents about a withdrawn memo that labeled traditional Catholics as possible violent extremists in a Thursday letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray .
  • The memo originated in the FBI’s Richmond field office and said that communities of “radical traditionalist Catholics,” groups of Catholics who prefer the traditional Latin mass, provided opportunities for “mitigation” and the FBI should explore investigating such communities.
  • The existence of the memo was revealed by an FBI whistleblower and was later withdrawn. The FBI said the memo did not meet the agency’s “exacting standards.”