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Sun Jan 19, 2020, 02:38 PM

Schiff accuses NSA, CIA of withholding documents on Ukraine

Source: AP

By HOPE YEN

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is accusing U.S. intelligence agencies of withholding documents from Congress on Ukraine that could be significant to President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.

“They appear to be succumbing to pressure from the administration,” Rep. Adam Schiff said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.″ Schiff was selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as the lead impeachment manager for Trump’s Senate trial.

Schiff, D-Calif., contended that the National Security Agency “in particular is withholding what are potentially relevant documents to our oversight responsibilities on Ukraine, but also withholding documents potentially relevant that the senators might want to see during the trial. That is deeply concerning.” He also said “there are signs that the CIA may be on the same tragic course.”

The NSA and CIA did not immediately respond to a requests for comment.



House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., takes a reporter's question as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announces impeachment managers before sending articles of impeachment to the Senate charging President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


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Reply Schiff accuses NSA, CIA of withholding documents on Ukraine (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jan 19 OP
onecaliberal Jan 19 #1
sandensea Jan 19 #15
Bradical79 Jan 19 #2
yaesu Jan 19 #3
Judi Lynn Jan 19 #4
Evolve Dammit Jan 19 #6
dhill926 Jan 19 #11
Wednesdays Jan 19 #12
Evolve Dammit Jan 19 #14
LiberalLovinLug Jan 20 #20
Kid Berwyn Jan 19 #5
rockfordfile Jan 19 #7
SunSeeker Jan 19 #8
murielm99 Jan 19 #9
NJCher Jan 19 #10
Kid Berwyn Jan 19 #19
panfluteman Jan 19 #13
TheFourthMind Jan 19 #16
SayItLoud Jan 19 #17
kimbutgar Jan 19 #18

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 02:41 PM

1. Who ordered it?

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 05:24 PM

15. No idea.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 02:44 PM

2. Just like the Justice Dept.

 

The political appointiees may be finally starting to pay dividends to him. Probably would have happened much sooner if he wasn't so incompetent.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 03:44 PM

3. this is dangerous for a Democracy, just an average day under fascism. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 03:52 PM

4. 'Worried About Angering Trump,' CIA and NSA Withhold Ukraine Documents From Congress, Says Intellige

JANUARY 19, 2020 1:03PM ET
‘Worried About Angering Trump,’ CIA and NSA Withhold Ukraine Documents From Congress, Says Intelligence Chair
“Part of their job is to speak truth to power. And I worry that they’re succumbing to the pressure of the administration,” Congressman Adam Schiff said

By PETER WADE

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said the intelligence community is hesitant to speak in an open hearing, as was the norm prior to the Trump administration, “because they’re worried about angering the president.” And, he said, the NSA and CIA are withholding documents from Congress and the Senate about Ukraine because of “pressure from the administration.”

On Sunday, Schiff was asked on ABC’s This Week about a report that said intelligence agency officials were hesitant to appear in front of his committee to speak about global security threats.

“The intelligence community is reluctant to have an open hearing, something that we had done every year prior to the Trump administration, because they’re worried about angering the president,” Schiff said.

After the congressman confirmed the report, he then took it a step further, saying that the NSA is withholding documents on Ukraine that are “potentially relevant [to impeachment] that the senators might want to see during the trial.” The congressman added, “And there are signs that the CIA may be on the same tragic course.”

More:
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/worried-about-angering-trump-cia-nsa-withhold-ukraine-documents-940063/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 04:00 PM

6. Good God this is nauseating. Cowards all. All?? Unbelievable mob boss fear.

Half these men and women are armed and have the rule of law on their side. What is their individual and collective problem with calling it out? Have their families been threatened? Their jobs?

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 04:58 PM

11. Try as I may...

I cannot figure this shit out.....do your jobs and fuck the asshole...

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 05:00 PM

12. If rump is packing the house full of puppets, then no

They're performing exactly as they intended at the outset. It's a feature, not a bug.

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 05:23 PM

14. But the career people are still there. You may have 20% puppets, but that's it. WTF?

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 20, 2020, 01:09 PM

20. Nauseating is the right word

 

And you just know that IF, lord help us, IF America can rid itself of this orange menace, if not before, then by next January, many of these cowards will step forward, along with a few Republican reps, and backtrack and admit they always had reservations on Trump, didn't think he was fit. But were too afraid of the reactions by fellow Republicans. I also think there is a Trump Deep State within these intelligence communities. We heard about those in the FBI before the last election that were pushing the Hillary email investigation.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 03:58 PM

5. Didn't Unstable Moron give Barr super powers over IC?

Trump gives attorney general Barr sweeping power to declassify intelligence in Russia probe review

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-directs-intelligence-community-cooperate-attorney-general-investigation/story?id=63244302

ETA: Wouldn’t be a surprise if Billy expanded his portfolio.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 04:09 PM

7. Obstruction of Justice. If ordered by Trump, then impeach the S.O.B again

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 04:19 PM

8. After 3 years, our agencies have been hollowed out, and infested with Trump appointees.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 04:41 PM

9. I heard him say that this morning.

I thought he was brave to say it. The intelligence agencies are afraid to anger trump. WTH?

Schiff states that it is their job to speak truth to power. That is everyone's job, especially now.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 04:55 PM

10. you gotta' be kidding me

Major intelligence organizations intimidated by a baby?

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Response to NJCher (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 08:22 PM

19. He has unleashed Barr.

American GESTAPO

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 05:23 PM

13. Foul Trumpian Rot from Within

Trump corrupts everything he touches. It's like our democracy is like a dying man, and one by one, its vital organs are failing.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 05:26 PM

16. History has shown these organizations to be untrustworthy. They are now validating that.

Hope that shithole of a human being was worth it.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 05:32 PM

17. WHEN, and there will be a WHEN there is a change of power

EVERY ONE of those responsible for withholding requested documents MUST be held to account. Legally, career and publicly. Just sayin...this is ONE MORE STEP towards tRUMP's DICKtatorship.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 05:46 PM

18. MF45 has broken our Governmental institutions like he has bankrupted viable casinos

He has taken a wrecking ball to our government agencies and I fear the USA as we know it is over.

I fear that the US will be unrecognizable once he is out of office in 2024. And there will be a secession of blue states. The mafia don controls the levers and is not going to relinquish them easily. Even if we vote him out the GOP, Barr and his minions Will invalidate the constitution.

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