DHS slams Adam Schiff for unfairly broad probe after whistleblower complaint
Added 09-15-20 11:18:03am EST - “The Department of Homeland Security is requesting that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff narrow the scope of his now-expanded probe into the agency's response to police brutal?” - Nypost.com
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The Department of Homeland Security is requesting that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff narrow the scope of his now-expanded probe into the agency’s response to police brutality protests this summer, arguing the investigation had become unreasonably broad.
In a letter dated Monday obtained by The Post, Beth Spivey, assistant secretary for DHS’ legislative affairs office, rejected Schiff’s (D-Calif.) request for 11 new interviews with department officials and slammed the investigation as a whole.
“Your letter, which was transmitted on a Friday afternoon, demands that witnesses who have previously agreed to come before you on a separate narrowly scoped matter this week now be prepared to answer questions — on the record — about events spanning the course of three years unrelated to the Portland Investigation, without communicating the basis for which the Committee believes these witnesses would even have relevant information,” Spivey wrote in her letter to the Democratic House committee chairman.
“More fundamentally, however, the Committee has not provided any explanation for its new sweeping inquiry. The letter lacks context as well as any mention of legislative purpose or authority; and is apparently unfettered in its scope,” she continued.
Spivey went on to decry the lack of information shared with the department by Schiff’s committee, saying that DHS had still not been told “why the officials it seeks to interview (in a transcribed manner, at that) have relevant knowledge.”
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