Intelligence Oversight

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence Responds to the House Intelligence Committee

By Jacob Schulz
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 6:08 PM

General Counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Jason Klitenic, released two responses to letters from House Permanent Special Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) Committee Chairman Adam Schiff regarding the on-going standoff between the two over an intelligence community whistleblower complaint. In his replies, Klitenic asserts that ODNI believes that they have no statutory obligation to share the information in question with the Committee. Responding to Schiff's threats to compel testimony from Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, Klitenic expresses "disappoint[ment]...that rather than following [the] established practice of working together, HPSCI immediately served a subpoena for documents and demanded the Acting Director's immediate testimony."