Federal Law Enforcement

House Intel Committee Seeks Information from DHS about Protest Response

By Jacob Schulz
Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 11:02 AM

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) asking for an explanation of reports that components of DHS have engaged in "'expanded' intelligence and related activities" in response to events linked to domestic protests. The letter also requests that the department share internal materials related to the behavior in question.

The letter cites reporting in Lawfare from Benjamin Wittes and Steve Vladeck that revealed a DHS memo offering legal guidance to analysts on "expanded intelligence activities" in response to activity connected to the protests.

The letter can be found here and below.