Dec. 16, 2019
House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) wrote to the committee’s chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), on Sunday, suggesting that after a series of lies, “it is clear you are in need of rehabilitation.”
Nunes took Schiff on over his defense last February of the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) and its efforts to mislead the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court in applications for surveillance warrants against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. After then-Chairman Nunes released a four-page memo detailing his concerns about FBI abuses, then-Ranking Member Schiff released a response that defended the FBI’s conduct.
Last Monday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz released his investigative report into the matter. Almost everything Nunes said was correct, and almost everything Schiff said was wrong.