Top Dems Slow Rolling Ethics Probe to Delay Investigation Into Obama Leaks
JULY 20, 2017
Meanwhile, the Ethics Committee has thus far declined to investigate similar claims that Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the Intelligence Committee’s ranking Democrat, wrongly disclosed classified information to the press when he publicly discussed the contents of a reported phone call between former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
The Ethics Committee has ignored the matter, despite public testimony from former acting attorney general Sally Yates, who, when asked about the content of that call by a Senate Committee, stated that she could not answer the question because to do so would disclose classified information.
The original complaint that spurred the investigation into Nunes was filed by MoveOn.org and Democracy 21, liberal advocacy organizations closely tied to the Democratic Party. A complaint by the conservative-leaning Judicial Watch calling for an investigation into Schiff has not moved forward.