Intelligence Chair Schiff: Whistleblower complaint gets to the root of American democracy

Intelligence Chair Schiff: Whistleblower complaint gets to the root of American democracy

Published
(House Intelligence Committee- 3/28/19)

(AUDIO: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) reading from the Intelligence Community’s Inspector General (ICIG) Michael Atkinson’s letter to Congress 1:57)

THE WHITE HOUSE – That was House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) reading from the Intelligence Community’s Inspector General (ICIG), Michael Atkinson, Thursday to the committee.

Schiff goes on to say:

(AUDIO: Adam Schiff 2:15-2:50)

Schiff says why Congress is anxious to get details of the complaint:

(AUDIO: Adam Schiff says IG whistleblower complaint is urgent and can’t wait) 5:47-6:01

Schiff’s comments came immediately after the ICIG refused to disclose the contents of the IC’s whistleblower complaint during his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.

Schiff elaborated on interference:

(AUDIO: Schiff no privilege 6:15-6:50)

And expresses frustration:

(AUDIO: Schiff 6:50-7:27)

Schiff says  what congress knows and the acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Joseph Maguire’s, responsibility is:

(AUDIO: Schiff 7:40-8:57)

Schiff then asserted that the president is involved in a cover-up:

(AUDIO: Schiff says this appears to involve the president 9:04-9:27)

President Donald Trump tweeted his reaction to reports of an ICIG complaint:


Going forward Schiff elaborated on his options:

(Audio: 9:39-11:02)

And enumerates the stakes:

(AUDIO: 11:04-11:20)

Doug Christian, The White House

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