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Nunes says Schiff's DHS protest response probe focusing on Trump, not looters

Added 08-31-20 04:18:06pm EST - “House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes has slammed Chairman Adam Schiff's probe into how the Department of Homeland Security responded to racial injustice protests, which at ?” - Nypost.com

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House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes has slammed Chairman Adam Schiff’s probe into how the Department of Homeland Security responded to racial injustice protests, which at many times turned into riots.

Speaking to Breitbart News on their SiriusXM channel over the weekend, Nunes (R-Calif.) decried the investigation launched by the California Democrat earlier this month, arguing that those in the majority would use the effort to slam President Trump.

“[Democrats are] running an investigation from the Intelligence Committee, which has become the impeachment committee, on the situation that happened up in Seattle and Portland. But guess what? They’re running the investigation to see what federal assets did the Trump administration use and was it legal or not to keep the peace in the Pacific Northwest.

“So they are going to hold hearings, but they’re basically holding hearings to condemn the Trump administration for trying to save Americans’ lives and save Americans’ property and save us from all this looting and rioting and trying to keep under somewhat of some civil discourse here. So, they’re having hearings alright, but for the opposite reason,” the Trump ally told the outlet’s radio show.

Earlier this month, the committee launched a probe focused on DHS’ intelligence gathering arm, which reportedly distributed materials on both reporters and demonstrators who took part in protests in major US cities.

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