Wait, Who Runs the Intelligence Committee?


I don’t have much of note to say about this, but it struck me as odd.  This is the Providence Journal’s presentation of a Bloomberg article by Steven T. Dennis, Chris Strohm and Billy House.  Here’s the headline and lede:

Investigators: Details needed before Flynn gets immunity
Rep. Adam Schiff says he’ll discuss Flynn’s offer with Senate Intelligence Committee, Justice Department

Schiff is the ranking Democrat on the committee, but the article doesn’t even mention Republican Devin Nunes of California, who is the chairman of the committee.  Doesn’t that seem odd?

  • Merle The Monster

    No. Schiff was available for comment and Nunes wasn’t. Nunes was probably waiting for the White House for his instructions. Bark up some other tree ,Katz , ,like the good partisan hack that you have become

    • Mike678

      Were you drinking when you posted this? Most people don’t expose their stupidity the way you do….

      • Merle The Monster

        Well I’m not drinking what the White House and you are drinking. Rep. Nunes has announced he is stepping aside from his committee as the House committee on ethics has announced they have opened an investigation of Rep. Nunes’s disclosure of classified information.

  • Guest

    House Republican Devin Nunes is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. House Representative Adam Schiff is the ranking Democrat of the House Intelligence Committee. Problem is Rep. Devin Nunes action with White House has tainted the House Intelligence Committee credibility
    in this investigation and that is why Rep. Adam Schiff is working on behalf of General Mike Flynn’s offer to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

    General Mike Flynn ran the Defense Intelligence Agency under President Barack Obama. I as a civilian in 1990s was assigned “temporary additional duty” (TAD) in the Navy and Marine Corps to Defense Information Systems Agency as the sole representative of the Chef of Naval Operation (who is a 4-star Admiral) for a year in Washington, DC on special project that afforded me an intimate inside look at the intelligence and security realm of the federal government.

    All I’ll say is if you look at the organizational chart of the federal government beside the box that has the President of the United States
    of America there is another box off to the side on the same level. Trump needs to get a handle on his mouth and what he says and tweets and he better start to learn the ropes of how you do things in Washington. His game of smoke and mirrors to create diversions from the real problem will no longer work and he has left himself highly vulnerable to compromise. Going against the grain of the Washington insiders especially the beltway bandits (Republican, Democrats, Independents and conservatives) can be hazardous to your political career.

    • Mike678

      One opinion. Perhaps Schiff just likes to be on TV? Likes to keep the inference about Russia up front despite the fact that there is no definitive evidence (his words)? Nunes, from what I have read, has not recused himself…

      For your third para, agreed. But as the Pres ran on an anti-insider platform, I think he will continue to try to marginalize those that think things should be as they are rather than what the voters want.