Intel Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on Release of Business Meeting Transcript
Los Angeles, CA – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after HPSCI posted the transcript from Monday’s business meeting:
“The February 5,
“First, Chairman Nunes refused to answer multiple inquiries as to whether Majority Members or staff consulted or worked with the White House in the conception, planning or publication of their memo alleging wrongdoing at the FBI and DOJ. Just before gaveling the session to a close, the Chairman did read out a brief statement
“Second, the Chairman violated Committee rules by initiating an investigation of the FBI and DOJ without consulting with the Minority and refuses to disclose further investigations he may be pursuing. The Chairman refused to answer repeated questions regarding the scope and contours of his recently-announced ‘phase two’ investigation into the Department of State, which was first revealed during a Fox News appearance.
“Third, during the
“Finally, Democrats also used the business meeting to highlight the many areas in which the Majority has failed to follow sound investigative practice – by refusing to schedule key witness interviews, failing to follow up on document requests and refusing to bring back certain witnesses. The Minority continues to press the Majority to follow the facts wherever they lead, and we hope that they will refocus their efforts on this critical investigation, rather than an attempt to undermine Bob Mueller.”