Ranking Member on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, Hopes to Have Democratic Memo Released by the End of the Week

Ranking Member on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, Hopes to Have Democratic Memo Released by the End of the Week

Ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff said Tuesday night that he plans to have the Democratic memo he and his colleagues wrote to rebut claims in a Republican memo alleging abuses by the FBI in the Russia investigation released this week. “I actually hope that we’ll do that in the next few days,” Schiff said at an event Tuesday night called “Investigating Russia and Defending Democracy” in San Francisco. “So it’s my goal to have this out…

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Congressman Schiff: Contempt of Congress “Likely” for Steve Bannon

Congressman Schiff: Contempt of Congress “Likely” for Steve Bannon

Ranking Member on the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff said Friday that it is likely at this point that former top White House adviser Steve Bannon will face contempt of Congress charges for refusing to answer their questions.  The Committee has been engaged in a contentious back-and-forth with Bannon and his legal team for weeks about questions the Committee is trying to get him to answer. The body is interested in information Bannon has as part of, first, the Trump…

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller Indicts 13 Russians for Interfering in 2016 Presidential Elections

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Indicts 13 Russians for Interfering in 2016 Presidential Elections

Special counsel Robert Mueller has announced the indictment of thirteen Russian nationals for interfering in the 2016 presidential election.  The charges include supporting Donald Trump’s campaign as well as “disparaging” Hillary Clinton. At a press conference, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the defendants allegedly conducted what they called “Information Warfare” against the U.S., with the expressed goal of spreading distrust of presidential candidates, as well as of the U.S. political system in general. The indictment charges all of the…

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Adam Schiff Alludes to More Evidence of Collusion in the Trump-Russia Investigation

Adam Schiff Alludes to More Evidence of Collusion in the Trump-Russia Investigation

Ranking Member on the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff alluded to the existence of more evidence that shows the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. “There is certainly an abundance of non-public info that we have gathered in the investigation and I think that some of that non-public evidence is evidence on the issue of collusion. Some of that non-public evidence is evidence on the issue of obstruction,” Schiff said to reporters during a breakfast media…

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Schiff Criticizes FBI for Attempting to Redact Too Much Information from Democratic Memo

Schiff Criticizes FBI for Attempting to Redact Too Much Information from Democratic Memo

Ranking Member on the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff is criticizing the FBI for redacting too much information contained in the Democratic memo.  The memo was written in response to a Republican memo that alleges abuse by the FBI in obtaining FISA surveillance warrants.  Schiff is taking issue with the fact that the FBI is attempting to block any new information from being made public in the memo. “The FBI has identified in the memo, in our response, essentially everything…

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House Intelligence Transcript: Chairman Nunes Refuses to Say Whether There Was Contact with White House on Memo – Motion to Have FISA Information Reviewed Defeated

House Intelligence Transcript: Chairman Nunes Refuses to Say Whether There Was Contact with White House on Memo – Motion to Have FISA Information Reviewed Defeated

The House Intelligence Committee voted last Monday to release a memo written by Democratic members that rebuts a Republican memo alleging FBI abuses.  The committee voted unanimously to release the memo and send it to the White House for the President’s review.  The President rejected the memo yesterday. The transcript of the meeting of the Intelligence Committee revealed that for the second time, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes declined to answer whether he or any staff members of the…

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President Trump, Citing FBI and Justice Department Objections, Declines to Declassify Democratic Memo

President Trump, Citing FBI and Justice Department Objections, Declines to Declassify Democratic Memo

President Trump has declined to release a Democratic memo that was written in response to the Republican memo released last week alleging abuses by the FBI.  The President has sent the memo back and allowed the House Intelligence Committee to make changes to the memo, if they so choose. Republicans on the committee wrote a memo detailing abuses by the FBI in obtaining surveillance warrants to spy on members of the Trump campaign.  The Republican memo alleges that the FBI…

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Mueller Zeros In

Mueller Zeros In

Much of talk in Washington D.C. this week was on the controversial Nunes Memo just released.  In this episode, we discuss the revelation of a focus of special counsel Robert Mueller and why it may be the more significant development. http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/Mueller_Zeros_In.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

House Intelligence Ranking Member Schiff Says Committee Should Consider Contempt Proceedings Against Bannon – Bannon To Meet with Mueller Next Week

House Intelligence Ranking Member Schiff Says Committee Should Consider Contempt Proceedings Against Bannon – Bannon To Meet with Mueller Next Week

Former top Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee has been postponed for a third time it was announced today.  Bannon had been subpoenaed to appear before the committee and the hearing was scheduled for this morning but Bannon defied that order and didn’t show up. Ranking member on the committee, Democrat Adam Schiff, released a statement today alleging Bannon was prohibited from testifying by the White House.  According to Schiff, the White House will only…

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House Intelligence Committee Votes Unanimously to Send Democrats’ Memo to White House for Review

House Intelligence Committee Votes Unanimously to Send Democrats’ Memo to White House for Review

The House Intelligence Committee has voted unanimously to send the Democrats’ rebuttal memo to the White House for review today.  The committee had a 5 p.m. meeting on Monday in which the vote took place.  The president now has five days to approve the release or object to it. A controversial memo that Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee released last week has consumed Washington and hardened battle lines in both the FBI and Russia investigations. Democrats composed their own memo…

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