House Republicans Want Al Jazeera Stripped Of Press Credentials And Forced To Register As Foreign Agent
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- A trio of House Republicans is calling for Middle-East based news outlet Al Jazeera to have its press credentials suspended and required to register as a foreign agent.
- According to Mediaite, “Reps. Jack Berman (R-MI,), Alex Money (R-WV), and Michael Waltz (R-FL) signed the letter sent to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). The lawmakers acknowledge in the letter that most credentialed journalists for Al Jazeera International and Al Jazeera English are likely legitimate journalists, but without registering, they argue operatives could be implanted through the company’s press access.”
- “Al Jazeera’s startlingly large presence on Capitol Hill takes on a new significance in light of the recent Associated Press investigation, which found that ex-CIA agents working on behalf of Qatar “boasted in internal records of using spycraft to try and gather information on” our colleague, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, related to his sponsoring legislation to designate the Qatar- backed Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization,” the trio wrote in the letter.
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