A secret whistleblower complaint that has consumed Washington, D.C., is now dividing two top lawyers who have both previously backed Congress’ right to obtain that kind of information.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is seeking the whistleblower complaint after the information wasn’t shared with congressional committees despite it being labeled an “urgent” matter by the intelligence community’s inspector general. But the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, bolstered by legal advice from the Department of Justice, argues the complaint is privileged and doesn’t have to be shared with lawmakers overseeing intelligence matters.
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