Top Homeland Security officials are accused of trying to censor or stop work related to threats from Russian influence activities or violent white supremacy in a new whistleblower report filed by a former top official from the department.
The report, released Wednesday by the House Intelligence Committee, was filed Tuesday by Brian Murphy, the former head of the intelligence branch within the Homeland Security Department.
In it, Murphy accuses multiple current and former leaders of the department — including former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, acting Secretary Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli, the acting second-in-command at the department — of abuses in their positions.
After releasing the 24-page complaint, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) announced in a statement that his panel would subpoena Murphy to testify later this month.
In a statement, Schiff addressed the allegations themselves:
“Mr. Murphy’s allegations are serious — from senior officials suppressing intelligence reports on Russia’s election interference and making false statements