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  • Senior intel officials criticize Schiff’s letter to Director Grenell, pressing him over ODNI personnel changes

    Senior intel officials criticize Schiff’s letter to Director Grenell, pressing him over ODNI personnel changes

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff sent a letter to acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell raising concerns over his recent “organizational and personnel changes” at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, a move which senior intelligence officials criticized in comments to Daily Caller.

    H/T: Daily Caller

    “The [ODNI] staffers are so sick and tired of [Schiff] politicizing the intelligence community for his own gain,” the official told Daily Caller. “Notice how he sent the letter to the media before he sent it to ODNI.”

    Schiff's letter emphasizes the temporary nature of Grenell's appointment and insists that he consult congress before “pursuing organizational and personnel changes.”

    “President Trump did not nominate you for confirmation as permanent DNI, and it would be inappropriate for you to pursue any additional leadership, organizational, or staffing changes to ODNI during your temporary tenure,” Schiff wrote in the letter. “Any effort, moreover, to remove or otherwise institute personnel actions against apolitical career officers based on their perceived loyalty to the President would contravene civil services protections.”

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