House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is slowly becoming the main reason why I want the Republicans to take over the House. The man cannot stop his power trips.

Schiff wrote a letter to acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell about reorganizing the intelligence community. Grenell said Schiff leaked the letter to the press before giving it to him.

Before I begin let me remind you that Schiff apparently has no problem with the FBI constantly abusing the FISA process and spying on Americans.

It’s all about ORANGE MAN BAD.

Here’s the letter in case you need to throw up this morning. Another point: the letter only came from Schiff’s office. It did not include any notiarizations from Ranking Member Devin Nunes.

Schiff is all mad because Trump let go of a few inspector generals. For some reason, he thinks Grenell ordered these moves, but from what I’ve seen, Trump took these moves.

Here are a few excerpts in case you don’t want to read the whole letter:

Details: Schiff claimed Grenell has undermined critical intelligence functions by failing to consult Congress about the personnel changes.

  • He added that the decision to act during the coronavirus pandemic and “amid indications … of political interference in the production and dissemination of intelligence” raised concerns that Grenell is not committed to ensuring the intelligence community is not “inappropriately influenced by political considerations.”
  • Schiff also requested that Grenell provide documentation from the acting general counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that officials, including Grenell, “will not permit retaliation or reprisals against anyone who has made, or in the future makes, protected disclosures of misconduct to Congress or Inspectors General.”
  • Schiff also cited reports that members of Grenell’s staff “may be inappropriately interfering with the production and briefing of intelligence information on election security to Congress,” following a March 10 congressional briefing on potential foreign interference in the 2020 presidential race that conflicted with a previous briefing on the issue. Schiff also demanded that Grenell turn over communications related to the briefing.

Schiff rubbed it in Grenell’s face that Trump did not nominate him as permanent director of the ODNI. I guess that is why he said that Congress did not authorize “organizational changes at ODNI” but as fas as I know that is Trump’s job.

Grenell has until April 16 to hand over all documents, including those about Russell Travers. He served as the acting director of the National Counterterrorism Center.

Everyone seems to think Trump fired him, but the ODNI said Travers “wanted to retire and that he did not want another assignment.”

Schiff wants another political witch hunt. He wants to do everything he can to get rid of Trump.

Grenell shot back because the press got the letter before he did:

Senior intelligence officials have slammed Schiff for once again politicizing the community:

One intelligence official noted that letters sent to ODNI by the Senate Intelligence Committee include signatures from both Chairman Richard Burr and Ranking Member Mark Warner and, often times, additional Senators from both parties. Schiff’s letter, the official pointed out, was sent from his office alone, without the notarization of Ranking Member Devin Nunes.

“The [ODNI] staffers are so sick and tired of [Schiff] politicizing the intelligence community for his own gain,” the official told Daily Caller. “Notice how he sent the letter to the media before he sent it to ODNI.”

A second intelligence official declined to directly comment on Schiff’s letter but told Daily Caller that the Senate Intelligence Committee had not told Grenell and ODNI to refrain from making any personnel decisions, despite some media reports.

 

 
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