House Republicans have issued a subpoena to Nina Jankowicz, who was labeled as the Biden administration’s very short-lived “disinformation” czar.
This past Monday, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) stated that Jankowicz, who was able to secure both viral fame and extreme mockery for her snippet of video in which she sings about the manipulation of information to the tune of the song “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from “Mary Poppins,” and two other targets for additional subpoenas ignored the voluntary requests for a transcribed interview.
“We have repeatedly sought information from you concerning your official actions and duties as a DHS employee and former Executive Director of the Board, including how the Board intended to define disinformation, how it planned to collect information and from what sources, how it anticipated countering disinformation, and how it proposed to protect First Amendment rights,” Jordan stated in his letter sent out to Jankowicz and her legal team.
Nina Jankowicz, director of the new 'Disinformation Governance Board' under DHS is here singing about …. *sigh* "disinformation" pic.twitter.com/vjdtDizTEu
— Henrik Palmgren 🇸🇪 ᛟ (@Henrik_Palmgren) April 29, 2022
As the former interim executive director and CEO of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), Chip Slaven along with Viola Garcia, the former President of the NSBA, were also issued subpoenas.
They “co-signed the September 2021 letter to President Biden requesting federal law enforcement assistance to target parents voicing concerns at local school board meetings,” explained a press release made public by officials within Jordan’s office. “hat letter led to an October 4, 2021, memorandum that directed the FBI to establish a ‘threat tag’ to investigate Americans.”
Jankowicz is the former executive director of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Disinformation Governance Board, which was disbanded this past year due to the extremely intense criticisms coming from Republicans.
As part of a video that ended up being posted to YouTube this past week, Jankowicz made the claim that the board was subject to “baseless claims” that it was actually an Orwellian “Ministry of Truth” and she was the “chief censor” for Old Uncle Joe.
Jankowicz stated that her job was actually meant “to make sure different entities within DHS were coordinated, to bring the latest research to bear in the Department, and to help the Department set up policies to ensure its existing counter-disinformation work was grounded in American values: privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties.”
Though the focus of the video was made to help bring attention to an odd crowdfunding effort to try and sue Fox News due to their coverage of her, Jankowicz also made the claim that Jordan outright lied about her and the work that she has carried out, as reported by National Review.