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Schiff launches probe of claims DHS monitored communications of protesters, journalists in Portland

Added 08-03-20 05:29:01pm EST - “House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is demanding the Department of? Homeland Security (DHS)? give a full accounting of the way its? intelligence arm monitored recent unrest in Portland, claiming? that recent…” - Foxnews.com

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Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf joins Judge Jeanine Pirro with insight on 'Justice with Judge Jeanine.'

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is demanding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) give a full accounting of the way its intelligence arm monitored recent unrest in Portland, claiming that recent media reports indicated the department engaged in "deeply troubling" surveillance.

"Let me be clear," Schiff said in a letter to Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf Monday.  "[R]eporting regarding the monitoring of peaceful protesters, creating and disseminating intelligence reports about journalists and protesters, and potential exploitation of electronic devices is deeply troubling."

The reports indicated that DHS' Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) was monitoring the content of protesters' communications -- raising questions about the way Brian Murphy, I&A's former undersecretary, described his agents' activity to Congress.

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