Jim Jordan Subpoenas FTC Chair over Alleged ‘Harassment Campaign’ Against Twitter, Musk

Apr 14, 2023 | Political News

House Judiciary Committee chair Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) subpoenaed Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chair Lina Khan on Wednesday in an effort to obtain documents and communications related to the FTC’s investigation of Twitter.

Jordan alleged in a cover letter accompanying the subpoena that the FTC overstepped its bounds by making “inappropriate and burdensome” demands of Twitter after Elon Musk took ownership of the company last year.

Jordan said the subpoena was necessary for the committee to conduct oversight of the FTC’s actions because Khan’s compliance with his prior requests for documents and communications on the matter had been “woefully insufficient.”