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Politics Schiff says DOJ involved in decision to block whistleblower complaint

21:05  19 september  2019
21:05  19 september  2019 Source:   reuters.com

House committee subpoenas acting intelligence director

House committee subpoenas acting intelligence director WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House intelligence committee has issued a subpoena to the acting Director of National Intelligence, saying the director is withholding a whistleblower complaint from Congress. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said in a statement Friday evening that the committee will require that Joseph Maguire testify Thursday unless he complies with the subpoena. Schiff was mysterious about the subject of the whistleblower complaint, saying the intelligence community's inspector general had determined it to be credible and a matter of "urgent concern.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice played a key role in a Trump administration decision to withhold a whistleblower complaint from Congress, U.S. House Intelligence panel chairman Adam Schiff said on Thursday, adding that lawmakers did not know yet if the White House was involved.

Schiff, speaking to reporters after a closed-door meeting with the intelligence community's inspector general, said that the Justice Department had misinterpreted the law in blocking the complaint.

Reporting by Mark Hosenball and Tim Ahmann; writing by Susan Heavey; editing by Chizu Nomiyama

Schiff describes whistleblower complaint as 'most graphic evidence yet' against Trump .
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) described the whistleblower complaint against President Trump as the "most graphic evidence yet" that Trump has abused his oath of office. © Greg Nash Schiff describes whistleblower complaint as 'most graphic evidence yet' against Trump Trump "sacrificed our national security and the Constitution for his personal political benefit" during a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Schiff said in his opening statement at a hearing on the complaint, which was made public minutes before he spoke.

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