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Intel Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on Visit to Review Documents at White House

Washington DC, March 31, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee, released the following statement:

“Today, my staff director and I plan to review the documents at the White House, fully cognizant of the fact that in the absence of the appropriate agency representatives it will not be possible to understand the full content and context of any documents we may review.  For that reason and because any issues regarding minimization procedures -- if that is the subject matter here -- are issues properly within our ordinary oversight responsibilities, I will be urging the Administration to make all these documents available to the full House and Senate Intelligence Committees. Since I will not be able to discuss the content of anything I review -- and no conclusions can be drawn from an inability to do so -- it is all the more important that these documents be made available to not only our committees, but to the relevant agencies. Finally, if these documents are the same as those shared with our Chairman over a week ago, the White House must fully disclose what role it appears to have played in concealing that the White House was the very source of documents presented to the White House.”