CIA Conduct During Russia Assessment May Be Next Boomerang in Probe of Investigators

By his own admission, ex-CIA Director John Brennan chafed at being questioned earlier this month by federal prosecutor John Durham about the Obama administration’s intelligence assessment that Russia’s meddling in 2016 election was designed to help Donald Trump.

Brennan “questioned why the analytic tradecraft and the findings of the ICA are being scrutinized by the Department of Justice, especially since they have been validated by the Mueller Report and the bipartisan Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Review,” a statement issued by his spokesman Nick Shapiro said.

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Once a Staunch Opponent of De-Classification, Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff Now Calls for Releasing ‘Any Flynn Transcripts’

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Friday called for transparency in the release of a transcript of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s phone calls in late December 2016 with a Russian ambassador.

“We need to ensure a transparent and complete public record free of political manipulation,” Schiff wrote in a letter to Richard Grenell, the acting director of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

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Former Rep. Trey Gowdy Identifies Reporters Who Allegedly Peddled Misleading Leaks by House Intelligence Oversight Chair Rep. Adam Schiff

by Chuck Ross   Former Rep. Trey Gowdy accused reporters from CNN, Politico and The New York Times on Sunday of helping House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff “peddle” the now-debunked conspiracy theory of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government. Gowdy was asked in an interview on Fox…

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Commentary: The Rise of America’s ‘Putin-ized’ Intelligence Community

“Oppressors,” James Madison once wrote, “can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.” Our forefathers feared a large but idle military interfering with domestic politics or even taking power. Within our own hemisphere, a Latin American government is more likely to be toppled by its own army than by a foreign invader.

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Jim Jordan Addresses Rumor He May Be Temporarily Added to the House Intel Committee to Push Back on Impeachment

During an interview with Fox & Friends Tuesday morning, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) made big news when he was asked whether he was going to be added to the House Intelligence Committee. Jordan, who is currently on House Oversight, responded, “We’ll see. That’s a call for Leader McCarthy. If Kevin and ranking member Nunes want that to happen, I just want to help our team.”

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Report: House Democrats Weigh Masking Whistleblower’s Identity, Disguising Voice During Interviews

California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff and other Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are considering masking the identity of the Trump whistleblower during any potential interview out of what they say are concerns that Republicans will leak the identity of the individual.

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House Intelligence Committee to Hold Hearing on Mueller Probe

by Chuck Ross   The House Intelligence Committee will hold a hearing next Wednesday about the “counterintelligence implications” of the special counsel’s investigation. Two former FBI national security officials, Stephanie Douglas and Robert Anderson, will testify at the hearing, which is entitled “Lessons from the Mueller Report: Counterintelligence Implications of…

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Trump Reaches Deal with Lawmakers to Temporarily Stay Subpoenas for His Tax Returns

by Chris White   President Donald Trump’s attorneys have reached a deal with House lawmakers to temporarily hold off on enforcing the subpoenas for the president’s financial records, CNN reported Saturday, citing court documents. The agreement, forged with the House Intelligence and Financial Services committees Saturday, allows for an expedited…

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House Intel, DOJ Strike Deal Over Counterintelligence Documents

by Chuck Ross   The House Intelligence Committee struck a deal late Tuesday with the Justice Department to avoid a subpoena fight over classified documents related to the Mueller probe. California Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the panel, said that the Justice Department has agreed to turn over twelve…

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Trump Calls for Adam Schiff’s Forced Resignation

by Evie Fordham   President Donald Trump called for the forced resignation of Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top House Intelligence Committee member, as Schiff continues to claim there is compelling evidence that Trump colluded with Russian interests during the 2016 presidential election. “Congressman Adam Schiff, who spent two…

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Adam Schiff Says House Intelligence Committee Is Willing to Subpoena Mueller

by Chris White   House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff said Friday that his committee might subpoena special counsel Robert Mueller to get a fuller understanding about the details of his report. “If necessary, we will call Bob Mueller or others before our committee,” Schiff told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer,…

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CNN Leak During Michael Cohen Testimony Recalls Memories of Network’s Bungled Don Jr. Story

by Chuck Ross   In the middle of Michael Cohen’s private testimony to the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, CNN reported the former Trump fixer provided the panel with documents allegedly showing President Donald Trump’s attorneys edited false statements that Cohen made to Congress in 2017 regarding efforts to build…

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Adam Schiff Expands House Intel’s Trump Investigation

by Chuck Ross   House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Wednesday revealed a sweeping plan to investigate President Donald Trump, including whether foreign actors have leverage over the Republican, his family or associates. Schiff laid out five areas the Democrat-controlled committee plans to investigate. The California Democrat made the…

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US House Intelligence Committee to Vote on Release of Trump Russia Transcripts

Reuters   A U.S. House of Representatives committee will vote on Friday on whether to release dozens of transcripts of interviews from its investigation of Russia and the 2016 U.S. election, including conversations with senior associates of President Donald Trump. The House Intelligence Committee is expected to agree to send…

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FISA Memo Released: Raises ‘Concerns With the Legitimacy and Legality of Certain DOJ and FBI Interactions With the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court’

On Friday, the White House authorized the release of a controversial House Intelligence Committee memo. “Our findings, which are detailed below, (1) raise concerns with the legitimacy and legality of certain DOJ and FBI Interactions with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), and 2) represent a troubling breakdown of legal…

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House Intelligence Committee to Investigate Obama-Backed Uranium One Deal

A trio of Republican representatives announced Tuesday that congressional committees would open a probe into Russia’s acquisition of U.S. uranium reserves, including the Justice Department’s mysterious handling of bribery and money-laundering allegations. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) told reporters that it is important to find out what the…

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Roger Stone Show: Trump Confidante Roasts ‘Cowardly’ Lawmakers

Longtime GOP operative and provocateur Roger Stone came out swinging in closed-door testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday morning, accusing Democrats of making false allegations against him and the whole committee of being “cowardly” for refusing to allow the testimony to take place in public. Stone skunked the…

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Former Trump Aide Roger Stone Ready to Testify in Russia Probe

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Roger Stone, a former adviser to the Trump campaign, said Sunday that he is the victim of a smear by Democratic lawmakers and that he volunteered to testify in public for the House intelligence committee probe into allegations the campaign colluded with Russian spies. “I have had no contacts or…

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House Intelligence: “Reports Clearly Show That the President-Elect Was Monitored”

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  Once again, statements by President Trump once characterized as “a lie” or “wrong” is proved to be, in fact, accurate. Moments ago House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes had to awkwardly walk back previous statements flatly denying any “wiretapping” of Donald Trump or Trump Tower prior to the inauguration. https://www.facebook.com/CSPAN/videos/10155407378600579/ At…

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