The Justice Department is investigating a House Democrat who allegedly misused government funds, according to a report from Punchbowl News.
A subpoena for the House Sergeant at Arms in relation to the investigation was announced on the House floor on Monday. “The Office of the Sergeant at Arms for the House of Representatives has been served with a grand jury subpoena for documents issued by the U.S. Department of Justice. After consulting with the Office of General Counsel, I have determined that compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the rights and privileges of the House,” said House Sergeant at Arms William P. McFarland in a written statement.
Punchbowl News founder Jake Sherman reported that the DOJ’s target in the investigation is a House Democrat who allegedly misused government funds for personal security. The subject of the investigation is unknown at this time.
Prior to Sherman’s report, leftists floated a number of conspiracy theories that the subpoena was related to the January 6 Capitol protests. “Keep in mind, Rep Scott Perry’s communications seized pursuant to a search warrant in 2022 were JUST finally released to Jack Smith’s office after a prolonged ‘speech or debate’ privilege battle that Perry mostly lost. I wonder if this new subpoena is related,” wrote the Mueller, She Wrote podcast on X.
“The House sergeant at arms… DOJ documents… grand jury subpoena…Hmmm… sounds like some congressional insurrectionist are soon about to find out…” wrote X user @HadleySheley.
Keep in mind, Rep Scott Perry's communications seized pursuant to a search warrant in 2022 were JUST finally released to Jack Smith's office after a prolonged "speech or debate" privilege battle that Perry mostly lost. I wonder if this new subpoena is related. https://t.co/NYmhtXUVoU
— Mueller, She Wrote (@MuellerSheWrote) January 29, 2024
This is a developing story.