House Republicans Boycott Intelligence Hearing After Accusing Schiff of Ignoring FISA Abuse

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 2/12/2020 | Mary Chastain
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Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee boycotted a hearing today after they accused Chairman Adam Schiff of ignoring abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

Here is the letter the Republicans sent to Schiff:

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From Fox News:

The House Intelligence Subcommittee on Strategic Technologies and Advance Research (STAR) held a hearing on “Emerging Technologies and National Security” on Wednesday. Every GOP member skipped the forum, blasting it as a “publicity” event.

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In a letter obtained by Fox News, Reps. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Chris Stewart, R-Utah, the ranking members of the committee and subcommittee, respectively, joined GOP colleagues in blasting Schiff, D-Calif., for not holding hearings on FISA in the wake of the IG report.

“Under your chairmanship, the House Intelligence Committee has strayed far from its mandate of overseeing the Intelligence Community. In fact, we have gone months at a time in which we’ve hardly held any oversight-related briefings or hearings at all,” they wrote Wednesday.

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“During this period of inadequate oversight, numerous critical issues pertinent to this Committee’s jurisdiction were ignored,” they continued, noting that DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz issued his FISA report on Dec. 9 which identified “seventeen serious shortcomings related to the conduct” of the surveillance of former Trump campaign foreign...
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