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Schiff Accuses Nunes of ‘Attempt to Choke Off Public Info’ With Closed Intel Probe Sessions

Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff indicated Friday, that his rift with House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes is far from healed.

Earlier today, Nunes told reporters that Donald Trump‘s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, would give testimony to the committee’s probe into the president’s connections with Russia. Nunes also announced that FBI Director James Comey and NSA chief Mike Rogers would appear before the committee again in a closed session.

In addition to blasting Nunes on Twitter, Schiff also reminded reporters about his continued disapproval of the chairman’s decision to brief Trump on “incidental” surveillance findings.

Schiff said that Nunes’ actions were “wholly inappropriate, and of course, cast grave doubts into the ability to run a credible investigation.” Schiff also condemned the chairman for his decision regarding James Clapper, John Brennan and Sally Yates, stating that there was a “public interest” in what they had to say.

“We strongly object to the cancellation of this hearing,” Schiff said. “We would still urge the majority to reconsider. The witnesses have made it clear to us they are still available, and we would urge that, that hearing be allowed to go forward.”

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