Chairmen Nunes, Thornberry, Frelinghuysen announce creation of joint task force to investigate allegations of intelligence manipulation

HPSCI 112House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, and House Appropriations Committee Defense Subcommittee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen released the following statement on December 11:

 “Today, the House Armed Services Committee, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the House Appropriations Committee established a Joint Task Force to investigate allegations that senior U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) officials manipulated intelligence products.  In addition to looking into the specific allegations, the Joint Task Force will examine whether these allegations reflect systemic problems across the intelligence enterprise in CENTCOM or any other pertinent intelligence organizations. Congressmen Ken Calvert (CA-42), Mike Pompeo (KS-4), and Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) will lead the investigation, which is expected to produce preliminary results early next year.”

Source: HPSCI