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Chairman Schiff on Russian Aggression Toward Ukraine

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“For months, the Biden administration has been warning of a massive buildup of Russian forces along the border of Ukraine, and that a further Russian invasion of Ukraine would be devastating - causing untold human suffering among civilians. In addition, the administration has declassified information to reveal Putin’s planned deceptions, blunt his propaganda and disinformation, and seize the initi...

Chairman Schiff on Counterterrorism Mission in Syria

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“The military operation which resulted in the death of Islamic State leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Quraishi marks another important success by our military and intelligence personnel, one that will help keep us safe. I am deeply grateful to the U.S. Special Operations forces under the control of U.S. Central Command who carried out a successful counterterrorism mission in Syria and I am hearten...

Chairman Schiff on Intelligence Community Report on Anomalous Health Incidents

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"I appreciate the work of the IC Experts Panel appointed by the DNI and the Deputy Director of CIA to provide scientific and medical perspectives on the potential causes of the health incidents that have afflicted U.S. personnel. The Intelligence Committee has been focused for years on these issues, first and foremost to ensure any member of the IC workforce who is suffering receives the best poss...

Chairman Schiff, Congressman Carson on Bomb Threats Against HBCUs

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“We are deeply disturbed by the bomb threats today against at least six Historically Black Colleges and Universities, which follow a series of similar threats made earlier this month. This afternoon, the Intelligence Committee requested information from the FBI on these threats. We expect to be briefed at an appropriate time. “There is no denying the surge of racially-motivated violent extremism a...

Chairman Schiff on British Intelligence Report on Russia

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“Reports by British Intelligence services that Russia has engaged in planning to install a new puppet government in Ukraine should focus the global community around the imminent and real threat of a massive Russian invasion. The people of Ukraine have the indisputable right to elect their own leaders, and the United States will vigorously oppose any attempt to topple and supplant the democratic go...

Chairman Schiff on CIA Interim Report on Anomalous Health Incidents

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“Over the past year, the Intelligence Committee has placed the highest priority on overseeing our response to the reports of anomalous health incidents by employees of the IC and other agencies. We owe those who serve our nation the highest-quality care, and the acknowledgment that they are heard and believed. “The interim report on the investigation into the cause of these incidents by the CIA is...

Chairman Schiff on Potential for False Flag Attack in Ukraine

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“As we continue to track Russia’s military buildup along the border with Ukraine, I am deeply concerned that Russia could engineer a “false flag” attack as a pretext for a full-fledged invasion, an act that would be consistent with past Russian behavior. I am likewise concerned that Russia could undertake other destabilizing measures against Ukraine, possibly to lay the groundwork for a full-scale...

Chairman Schiff Statement on Guantanamo Bay

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“On the 20th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees after 9/11 at Guantanamo Bay, we renew our call to shutter the detention facility permanently. The cost of maintaining Guantanamo — moral and otherwise — is simply too high. “In August, I led 75 of my House colleagues in calling on President Biden to close the facility, and I greatly appreciate his commitment to doing so. For more than...

Chairman Schiff on Reported Russian Mobilization Near the Ukrainian Border

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“I am deeply concerned by public reports indicating Russia’s military is mobilizing to the Ukrainian border. When considered against the backdrop of the Kremlin’s increasingly bellicose rhetoric — and its dangerous and irresponsible actions on land, at sea, and in the air, and space — the potential for a new, perhaps more violent, offensive against Ukraine cannot be discounted. Putin has made it c...

Chairman Schiff on Charges Against Iranian Cyber Criminals

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"Protecting our elections from malign foreign interference is of paramount importance, and these actions against Iranian cyber criminals underscore this administration’s commitment to using all tools at its disposal to punish those responsible. "The Iran-backed effort to interfere in the 2020 U.S. presidential election highlights the urgent need to track and expose sophisticated cyber-enabled oper...