Democratic Committee Chairman Adam Schiff says there is a new whistleblower complaint that accuses President Donald Trump’s administration officials from the Department of Homeland Security and the White House of suppressing information related to alleged Russian interference with the previous election.
This report by Schiff comes via tweet and he stated, “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. This puts our national security at risk. We will investigate.”
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.
This puts our national security at risk. We will investigate:https://t.co/Z7npo3P6zv
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) September 9, 2020
The DHS has responded in denial of the claim, suggesting there is no truth to it whatsoever. It was spokesman Alexei Woltornist who stated, “The Department generally does not comment on the specifics of OIG referrals, but we flatly deny that there is any truth to the merits of Mr. Murphy’s claim. DHS looks forward to the results of any resulting investigation and we expect it will conclude that no retaliatory action was taken against Mr. Murphy.”
Schiff says there will be an investigation into misconduct by DHS and White House officials and “the reprisal against Murphy for making protected disclosures,” per a report on Fox News.
Schiff also stated that “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.”
Numerous Republicans and supporters of President Trump have spoken out against claims by Adam Schiff.
Back on May 12, the Wall Street Journal editorial board posted an article suggesting that Adam Schiff should not be trusted. The article made a claim that “Schiff spread falsehoods shamelessly about Russia and Donald Trump for three years even as his own committee gathered contrary evidence.”