Intelligence Oversight

Schiff Seeks Answers from Barr Regarding Whistleblower

By Gordon Ahl
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 12:49 PM

The Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Adam Schiff published a letter written to Attorney General Bill Barr regarding the Department of Justice’s involvement in the whistleblower complaint. Schiff characterized the intervention as “improper and contrary to both a clear, categorical statutory directive and longstanding IC whistleblowing practices” before demanding the formal legal opinion, allegedly from the Office of Legal Counsel related to the complaint. (The Office of Legal Counsel published an opinion on the matter this morning, which is available here on Lawfare.) The letter can be found here and below.