House Intelligence Committee

House Dems to launch "deep dive" into Khashoggi murder

Jamal Khashoggi.
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The House Intelligence Committee will be launching a "deep dive" into journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, Rep. Adam Schiff, the incoming chair of the committee, told CNN's Manu Raju. The House Foreign Affairs Committee will be holding hearings on the matter as well, Rep. Eliot Engel said.

Why it matters: The CIA has reportedly concluded that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman directed the killing, a conclusion President Trump has disputed. CIA director Gina Haspel briefed House leadership on the matter Wednesday following her briefing to the Senate last week.

Gowdy calls for Comey hearing to be videotaped, but not televised

Trey Gowdy
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Rep. Trey Gowdy said on CBS' Face the Nation Sunday that former FBI director James Comey's congressional hearing should not be public, but instead videotaped, scrubbed of classified information and then released to the public.

The big picture: Responding to a subpoena from House Republicans, Comey said Thursday that he would resist a "closed door" hearing because of their history of "selective leaking and distortion." Gowdy agreed that leaks are "counterproductive," but said "there is no fact-finder on the planet that tries to discover the truth in five-minute increments."

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