Schiff calls on outgoing DNI Grenell to declassify Flynn’s talks with Russians

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SENATE CONFIRMS RATCLIFFE AS NEXT DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Schiff mentioned Grenell’s selective declassification of the checklist of Obama administration officers is “without precedent” and “corrupt.”

“It was a transparent political act—in an election year and during a pandemic, no less—in which you used the authorities of your position to insinuate wrongdoing by officials who acted appropriately in requesting the identity of masked U.S. persons to better understand foreign intelligence reports,” Schiff, D-Calif., wrote. “This is inconsistent with the oath and obligations of an acting Director of National Intelligence.”

Schiff added: “Selective declassification for political functions is inappropriate, corrupt, and undermines public confidence within the IC as an apolitical pillar defending the nation whatever the political affiliation of its Executive Branch clients.”

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