WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) on Friday issued the following statement after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes canceled a public hearing on Russia's interference in the 2016 election originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 28th. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan, and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates had been scheduled to testify.
“Cancelling this critical public hearing, and reneging on a promise made not just to his fellow House Intelligence Committee Members but to the American public, is an affront to the hard-working American people who deserve to know about the methods used by the Russians to interfere in our election. The chairman’s actions violate the bipartisan nature of this committee, and force me to question again whether the committee’s Russia investigation can be independent. I also call on my colleagues to remain transparent and committed to seeking the truth, and I urge Chairman Nunes to allow the public hearing to go forward as originally promised.”