Acting DNI misses House Intel deadline, panel subpoena sought info. on whistleblower complaint

OAN NewsroomUPDATED 1:54 PM PT — Wednesday, September 18, 2019
The acting Director of National Intelligence failed to comply with a House subpoena to turn over a mysterious whistleblower complaint. Joseph McQuire was supposed to submit relevant materials to the the Intelligence Committee by Tuesday.
Chairman Adam Schiff made the request after an intelligence watchdog informed Congress that a whistleblower had come forward last month.
While the substance of the complaint remains unknown, the Director of National Intelligence informed Schiff it does not involve anyone or any activity tied to intelligence. However, congressman Schiff has offered speculation on the matter.

FILE – In this July 24, 2019, file photo, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The chairman of the House intelligence committee has issued a subpoena to the acting Director of National Intelligence, saying that he is withholding a whistleblower complaint from Congress. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
“I can’t go into the contents, but I can tell you that — at least according to the Director of National Intelligence — this involves an issues of privileged communications,” said the House Intelligence Committee chairman. “Now, that means it’s a pretty narrowed group of people that could apply to that are both above the DNI and authority and also involved privileged communication, so I think it’s fair to say this involves the president or the people around him, or both.”
Separately, congressman Schiff said the acting DNI chief will be required to appear before his panel if he didn’t comply with the subpoena. In the meantime, McGuire has already expressed he has no plans to do so.

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