Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, announced on Wednesday that his Committee received a whistleblower reprisal complaint alleging serious wrongdoing by officials at the Department and reprisal against former I&A Acting Under Secretary Brian Murphy for making protected disclosures.
“The whistleblower retaliation complaint filed by former Acting Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis Brian Murphy outlines grave and disturbing allegations that senior White House and Department of Homeland Security officials improperly sought to politicize, manipulate, and censor intelligence in order to benefit President Trump politically. This puts our nation and its security at grave risk,” said Schiff in a letter to Brian Murphy’s attorney, requesting that Murphy appears for a deposition pursuant to a subpoena on Monday, September 21, 2020.
We’ve received a whistleblower complaint alleging DHS suppressed intel reports on Russian election interference, altered intel to match false Trump claims and made false statements to Congress.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) September 9, 2020
This puts our national security at risk. We will investigate:https://t.co/Z7npo3P6zv
“Mr. Murphy’s allegations are serious — from senior officials suppressing intelligence reports on Russia’s election interference and making false statements to Congress about terrorism threats at our southern border, to modifying intelligence assessments to match the President’s rhetoric on Antifa and minimizing the threat posed by white supremacists. We have requested Mr. Murphy’s testimony before the Committee, pursuant to subpoena if necessary, alongside other already scheduled interviews with other DHS officials,” continued Schiff in his statement.