Feb 7, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Trump suspects Adam Schiff is poaching White House staffers

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President Trump has accused House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff of hiring former White House and National Security Council staffers to investigate his administration, Bloomberg and CNN report.

The big picture: Former National Security Council staffer Abigail Grace left the White House last year and now works for the committee, while a second White House employee is reportedly considering doing the same, according to Bloomberg. Trump tweeted Thursday that he thinks the Democrat-controlled committees in the House are "stealing people who work at the White House," but a House Intelligence aide disputed that characterization to CNN. The aide said that while the committee has hired staff with experience on the NSC, no recent hire has come directly from the White House.

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