The conservative nonprofit group Tea Party Patriots Action is demanding the Office of Congressional Ethics investigate House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).
Tea Party Patriots Action filed an ethics complaint to the Office of Congressional Ethics on Tuesday demanding an investigation as to whether Schiff violated House rules in his pursuit of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
According to a press release Schiff violated House Ethics Official Code Of Conduct in the following ways:
- Rep. Schiff has lied publicly and to the media about his role and that of the staff of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence with the “whistleblower,” denying that he and the majority staff had met with the whistleblower. Those statements were false.
- Fabrication of testimony to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
- Rep. Schiff has previously used and abused his position on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to seek damaging and negative information about President Trump from Ukrainian sources, including the use of House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence staff to seek such materials.
In the complaint, Martin says, “Rep. Schiff has repeatedly made false statements to the public and the media in his capacity as Ranking Member and now Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence."
"These instances of blatantly false and misleading statements – as well as Rep. Schiff’s ongoing misuse of his power and authority on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to advance his partisan political interests, his fabrication of testimony, and his overt efforts to seek incriminating information from Ukrainian sources about the President of the United States – bring into question Rep. Schiff’s suitability to continue to serve as Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, in particular when the critical subject that Rep. Schiff is making much of relates to the Ukraine.”