Judicial Watch has filed a complaint with the House Office of Congressional Ethics against two top Dems.
They are calling for an investigation into whether Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Jackie Speier, D-Calif., “disclosed classified information to the public in violation of House Ethics rules.”
In a release, Judicial Watch said, “If the standard for filing a complaint or opening an ethics investigation is that a member has commented publicly on matters that touch on classified information, but the member does not reveal the source of his or her information, then the complaints against Chairman Nunes are incomplete insofar as they target only Nunes.”
The letter came after left-wing groups filed ethics complaints against House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., last month in relation to the committee’s Russia investigation.
“The left-wing groups [MoveOn.org and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington] filed their complaint against Nunes after he told reporters on March 22 that he had seen evidence that the intelligence community had incidentally collected information about Trump transition team members, and that the information was widely disseminated and their names unmasked,” Breitbart’s Kristina Wong reported.
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— Judicial Watch 🔎 (@JudicialWatch) April 14, 2017
Judicial Watch noted that Schiff had spoken to an audience at the Brookings Institution the day before, on March 21, appearing to confirm a leaked December 29 conversation between incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
“And then you have leaks that expose malfeasance or illegality. Now, I put that kind of leak, I put the Flynn leak in that category,” Schiff had said.
Judicial Watch also cites an April 3 Daily Caller story in which Speier, a committee member, appeared to confirm the contents of that call.
“Ambassador Kislyak and General Flynn were freelancing sanctions relief at the end of December, when he had no portfolio in which to make any kind of negotiations with Ambassador Kislyak,” the Daily Caller reported she said.
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said in a statement, “At least two leading Democrats, Reps. Schiff and Speier, on the House Intelligence Committee, seem to have improperly disclosed classified information.”
Nunes denies the accusations.
“Several left-wing activist groups have filed accusations against me with the Office of Congressional Ethics,” he said last month. “The charges are entirely false and politically motivated, and are being leveled just as the American people are beginning to learn the truth about the improper unmasking of the identities of U.S. citizens and other abuses of power.”
The Dems have really opened a bad can of worms. They salivated over a possibility that Trump colluded with the Russians. Investigation after investigation has found absolutely no evidence of such collusion.
But in the process, we have found that Obama illegally wiretapped the Trump campaign, and then worked hard to leak the NOTHING that they found everywhere.
After first denying having any knowledge of members of the Trump team being placed under surveillance, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice admitted to requesting the unmasking of people associated with the campaign, but denied it was for political purposes.
When we reach the conclusion of this matter, the Dems are going to look the fool.
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