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Chairman Schiff Statement on Pardon of Michael Flynn

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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement “Donald Trump has abused the pardon power to reward his friends and political allies, and protect those who lie to cover up for him. This time, Trump has once again abused the pardon power to reward Michael Flynn, who chose loyalty to Trump over lo... Read more »

Schiff Urges GSA Administrator to Fulfill Legal Obligation and Allow Formal Presidential Transition Process to Begin

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, sent a letter to General Services Administrator Emily Murphy. The letter lays out her legal obligation to “ascertain” that former Vice-President Joseph R. Biden is the “apparent successful candidate” of the 2020 presidential election and to allow the formal transition process to b... Read more »

Chairman Schiff Statement on Trump’s Firing of CISA Director

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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: “Throughout this election, the CISA and Director Krebs have worked diligently to safeguard our elections, provide vital support to state and local election officials, and inform the American people about what was true and what was not. In the best... Read more »

House Committee Chairs Send Dozens of Letters Directing White House and Federal Agencies to Preserve Documents

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Washington, D.C. (Nov. 10, 2020)— Today, Committee Chairs across the House of Representatives sent letters directing the White House and more than 50 federal agencies within their jurisdictions to comply with federal record-keeping laws and preserve information responsive to congressional subpoenas and investigations. “As the Trump Administration prepares for the transition of power to the new Bi... Read more »

Chairman Schiff Speech at the Brookings Institution on China and the Intelligence Community

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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, delivered a speech at the Brookings Institution as part of its Global China Initiative. The speech, as prepared, is below: Last month, after a two year “deep dive,” a review of thousands of analytic assessments, and hundreds of hours of interviews, the House Intelligence Committee... Read more »

House Intelligence Committee to Hold Virtual Open Hearing on Misinformation and Conspiracy Theories Online

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Washington, DC – On Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 1:30 pm ET, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) will convene a virtual unclassified hearing entitled, “Misinformation, Conspiracy Theories, and ‘Infodemics’: Stopping the Spread Online.” Conspiracy theories and misinformation narratives that prey on individuals’ fears and uncertainties continue to mar the online landscape. ... Read more »

House Intelligence Committee Report Recommends Reforms for Intelligence Agencies To Keep Pace on Research and Development, and Scientific and Technological Research

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Washington, DC – Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released a report prepared by its Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research (STAR) Subcommittee and Subcommittee Chairman Jim Himes (D-CT) to strengthen and empower the Intelligence Community’s (IC) scientific and technological research and development activities (S&T R&D). The report was voice voted out of Committee. ... Read more »

House Intelligence Committee Report Finds Absent Significant Funding and Prioritization Changes, Intelligence Community Will Struggle to Compete with China for Decades

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Washington, DC – Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) under Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the unclassified executive summary of its report, “The China Deep Dive: A Report on the Intelligence Community’s Capabilities and Competencies with Respect to the People’s Republic of China.” The Committee voted to approve the report by voice vote. This report is the culm... Read more »

House Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Department of Homeland Security for Documents and Open Hearing with Acting I&A Head

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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, sent a letter to Joseph B. Maher, the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) informing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that the Committee would be issuing two subpoenas for documents and testimony after unnecessar... Read more »

Chairman Schiff Announces that Committee Will Begin Compulsory Process and Schedule Open Hearing with Acting I&A Head if DHS Continues to Obstruct Investigation

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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, made public a letter to Joseph B. Maher, the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis (I&A). The letter advises the Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department) that the Committee may resort to compulsory process and schedul... Read more »