He deserved it…
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff recently sent a letter to the acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell “complaining he made staff reductions at the National Counterterrorism Center without consulting Congress, and condemned the removal or departure of every Senate-confirmed official at the Office of the Director of the National Intelligence.”
Grenell gave whining Schiff the best response:
Thank you for your letter of April 7 with suggestions for reforming the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI),” he wrote.
I must begin by voicing my surprise that your four-page letter said nothing about the historic appointment of the first female Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). Instead, you expressed concerns regarding the retirement of the former male Director. You erroneously cast judgment on the reason of his departure while ignoring the accomplishments of NCTC’s new leadership, two highly qualified female officers serving as the Acting Director and the Acting Deputy Director. Diversity of the IC workforce should always be celebrated, and I am proud that we increased diversity within the ODNI’s senior ranks, to include more women and members of the LGBT community.
“I must begin by voicing my surprise that your 4-pg letter said nothing about the historic appointment of the first female Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
“Instead, you expressed concerns regarding the retirement of the former male Director”
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) April 21, 2020
Grenell also wrote, “Going forward, I encourage you to think of the relationship between your committee and the IC as that between the legislative and executive branches of government, rather than that between a hedge fund and a distressed asset, as your letter suggests.”
Looks like Schiff will need some time off to heal his wounds after reading that letter. Read the full story here.
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