The House Intelligence Committee is conducting an investigation into the Department of Homeland Security over the federal agents sent to Portland, Oregon, to handle protests, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced Monday. “Let me be clear: reporting regarding the monitoring of peaceful protesters, creating and disseminating intelligence reports about journalists and protesters, and potential exploitation of electronic devices is deeply troubling,” Schiff wrote in a letter to acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced last week that the government would begin calling back agents from the city as part of a phased withdrawal, but Wolf and President Donald Trump have said that agents would not leave the city until the protests are quelled.
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