REPORT: FISA Freeze-out: House Republicans boycott intel hearing, accuse Schiff of ignoring FISA abuse

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Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee dramatically boycotted a public hearing Wednesday morning, after accusing Chairman Adam Schiff of ignoring Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuse following the release of a scathing Justice Department inspector general report which revealed significant misconduct.

The House Intelligence Subcommittee on Strategic Technologies and Advance Research (STAR) held a hearing on “Emerging Technologies and National Security” on Wednesday. Every GOP member skipped the forum, blasting it as a “publicity” event.

The article goes on to state the following:

In a letter obtained by Fox News, Reps. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Chris Stewart, R-Utah, the ranking members of the committee and subcommittee, respectively, joined GOP colleagues in blasting Schiff, D-Calif., for not holding hearings on FISA in the wake of the IG report.

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CBS reporter Olivia Gazis shared a copy of the letter announcing the GOP boycott. The letter was written by Nunes and Stewart, and also signed by Republican Reps. Michael Conaway, Michael Turner, Brad Wenstrup, Rick Crawford, Elise Stefanik, Will Hurd, and John Ratcliffe.

Gazis tweeted: In a letter to Chairman Adam Schiff, GOP members write, “Until the Committee prioritizes oversight activities related to urgent and critical concerns, Republican Members cannot support distractions from our core responsibilities”

Gazis continues:

In their letter, Republicans say there are “numerous committees” in the House that can conduct hearings on emerging science and technology matters, and that House Intel should focus on “critical issues we are uniquely postured to address.” But….

.. it’s very much worth noting the country’s counterintelligence chief warned just this Monday of the growing threat from foreign adversaries leveraging new technologies for espionage: 

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