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Nunes And Other House Intel GOPers Boycott Meeting To Force Schiff To Investigate FISA (Talking Points Memo)

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28: (L-R) U.S. House Select Committee on Intelligence ranking member Devin Nunes (R-CA) looks on as committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) responds to Republican calls for him to resign as chairman at a hearing concerning 2016 Russian interference tactics in the U.S. elections, in the Rayburn House Office Building, March 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. Every Republican on the committee signed the letter on Thursday demanding that Schiff step down. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Nunes And Other House Intel GOPers Boycott Meeting To Force Schiff To Investigate FISA – By Cristina Cabrera (Talking Points Memo) / Feb 12 2020

House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes (R-CA) and his eight Republican colleagues on the committee skipped a meeting on Wednesday in protest of committee chair Adam Schiff (D-CA).

The GOP lawmakers sent Schiff a letter informing him that they would not attend a Strategic Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) subcommittee meeting scheduled for Wednesday morning, claiming that the committee as a whole “has strayed far from its mandate of overseeing the Intelligence Community” under his leadership.

The Republicans complained that Schiff had not adequately addressed the issues outlined in the Justice Department inspector general’s report on the FBI’s Russia-Trump campaign probe, particularly the agency’s process of obtaining a FISA to monitor Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The FISA issue has been political catnip for President Donald Trump’s allies, who claim the probe was a “deep state” conspiracy against Trump.

“Until the Committee prioritizes oversight activities related to urgent and critical concerns, Republican Members cannot support distractions from our core responsibilities,” the House Intel Republicans wrote in their letter.

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