On Tuesday (May 16), Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) announced her plans to file articles of impeachment against FBI Director Christopher Wray and U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves for the District of Columbia.
In a news release, Greene claims that Wray turned the FBI into a “personal police force” for President Joe Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Greene alleges the FBI has “intimidated, harassed, and entrapped” American citizens perceived as enemies of the Biden administration.
The Georgia Republican cites several examples of the FBI’s actions in recent years under Wray’s tenure that she believes show the overreach and impropriety of the agency.
Greene cited a 2020 plot by several men to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) as an example of a couple who were released after defense attorneys said the FBI set them up and convinced them to take part in the plot.
Several other men were found guilty of their actions, including the alleged ringleaders of the conspiracy.
Greene also noted the FBI’s search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate to find classified and sensitive documents he kept there.
She argued that Trump did not break any laws with his actions but that Biden, who also kept Classified documents in his possession, had no authority to keep the documents found in several locations, including his personal residence.
She described Wray’s actions as “unacceptable for the Director of the FBI,” saying neither he nor any civilian officer should use their power in a way that targets one political class and favors another.
In the articles of impeachment, Greene Accuses Wray of refusing to ensure that laws passed by Congress and signed by the President are faithfully implemented, violating his oath of office.