Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch recently called for a preliminary investigation into two top Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee for potentially disclosing classified information to the public in violation of House ethics rules.
Breitbart reported that the group has asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to look into whether Vice Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) broke House ethics rules for disclosing classified information to the public, with which left-wing groups have targeted its Republican chairman. This comes a month after progressive groups MoveOn.org and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) called for an investigation into then-Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) after they said he had done the same thing
Nunes was forced to step down from leading the probe into Russia’s role in last year’s election due to this investigation. Judicial Watch pointed out the double standard at play here in their request:
If the standard for filing a complaint or opening an ethics investigation is that a member has commented publicly on matters that touch on classified information, but the member does not reveal the source of his or her information, then the complaints against Chairman Nunes are incomplete insofar as they target only Nunes.
At least two other members of the House Intelligence Committee have made comments about classified material that raise more directly the very same concerns raised against Chairman Nunes because they appear to confirm classified information contained in leaked intelligence community intercepts.
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