Leaders within the House Oversight Committee and its related operations have requested the testimony of Doug Logan, who works as CEO of a company known as Cyber Ninjas and whose firm led the highly disputed audit of the 2020 presidential election results in Maricopa County, Arizona. House Oversight Committee chair Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), the latter of whom serves as chair of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, requested Logan’s testimony after his company refused to fully comply with previous requests for information. Maloney and Raskin asked that Logan inform the committee whether he will be appearing voluntarily by September 30. If he refuses, a subpoena would presumably be imminent.
The House Oversight Committee has set a hearing for October 7 where it wants Logan to testify. Maloney and Raskin wrote as follows to Logan, discussing their request for his testimony:
‘This request follows your repeated refusal to produce documents requested by the Committee regarding this largely privately funded audit. As a result of your obstruction, your participation in a Committee hearing is necessary for the Committee to advance the investigation of the questionable audit your company performed and to examine whether this audit is interfering with Americans’ right to vote free from partisan interference.’
Notably, a draft report from the so-called audit emerged this week, revealing that those behind the operation had apparently concluded that Biden won — which is what local officials had already concluded some time ago. Despite the auditors’ proclamation of the outcome ending up in line with what is known to be the truth, there are still problems. For instance, Maricopa County authorities have already said through their official county Twitter account that “Unfortunately, the report is also littered with errors & faulty conclusions about how Maricopa County conducted the 2020 General Election.” Concurrently, the county added that “Board members & election officials will pay close attention to what is said at Friday’s scheduled Senate hearing & share facts as needed.”
Board members & election officials will pay close attention to what is said at Friday's scheduled Senate hearing & share facts as needed.
— Maricopa County (@maricopacounty) September 24, 2021
Meanwhile, a press release from the House Oversight Committee identifies concerns including ‘the “dark money” organizations funding the audit, the impartiality of the company, and the mismanagement and insecure audit practices that have jeopardized the integrity of ballots and voting machines.’ Addressing Logan, Maloney and Raskin added the following:
‘As we explained in our previous letters, this investigation is of exceeding importance to the American people. Consistent with Congress’s constitutional authorities, the Committee is investigating the extent to which your company’s actions have undermined the integrity of federal elections and interfered with Americans’ constitutional right to cast their ballot freely and to have their votes counted without partisan interference.’
Trump and certain allies of his have prominently touted the Arizona audit. Auditors’ conclusion that Biden was, in fact, the victor doesn’t seem poised to go over well in Trump World.
INBOX: House Oversight Committee requests testimony on Oct. 7 from Cyber Ninjas CEO. pic.twitter.com/lNfb4TzCBc
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) September 24, 2021