Jordan Subpoenas British Nonprofit Over Collusion With Biden Administration

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has issued a subpoena in its continuing investigation of the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), a British nonprofit that helped the Biden administration to collude with social media companies to censor Americans.

Legal counsel for the CCDH informed the Judiciary Committee on August 17 that it would not be complying with Jordan’s previous request to voluntarily cooperate with the committee’s investigation.

After this refusal, Jordan issued the subpoena — which gives the CCDH until the end of September to hand over its communications with the executive branch regarding content moderation, accuracy or truth of content and the deletion or suppression of content.

Jordan sent a letter to CCDH CEO Imran Ahmed accompanying the subpoena, where he noted that “CCDH has failed to produce a single document, despite admissions to the Committee and to the press that part of CCDH’s work includes directly engaging with the Executive Branch and social media companies.”

“By declining to produce anything of substance in response to the Committee’s request, CCDH is hindering the Committee’s ability to fulfill its constitutional oversight obligations,” he argued.

Jordan also provided examples of the collusion between CCDH and the Biden administration in his letter — including the fact that “internal Facebook documents, obtained by the Committee, show that the Biden White House repeatedly relied on CCDH’s report titled ‘The Disinformation Dozen,’ in its unconstitutional pressure campaign against social media platforms to censor Americans, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who CCDH maligned as ‘anti-vaxxers . . . responsible for almost two-thirds of anti-vaccine content circulating on social media platforms.’”

“It is necessary for Congress to gauge the extent to which the federal government or one of its proxies worked with or relied upon CCDH to censor speech. The scope of the Committee’s investigation includes intermediaries who may or may not have had a full understanding of the government’s efforts and motivations,” he explained.

Despite being a British nonprofit, the CCDH is funded by a pro-China investment entity, according to Breitbart News. The nonprofit became infamous because of its “disinformation dozen” report — which lists Facebook accounts that the CCDH claims are the top sources of “COVID misinformation.”

While members of his administration used the CCDH’s research to demand Facebook censor the accounts, President Joe Biden himself used it to accuse the social media platform and those 12 individuals of “killing people.” One of those individuals is Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Biden’s leading opponent in the Democrat presidential primary.

This is not the first time that the CCDH has faced legal trouble for its involvement in the Biden censorship regime — as America First Legal filed a multi-state lawsuit earlier this month to investigate collusion between Democrat attorneys general and the nonprofit.