By JAMES BROOKSMAN The intelligence committee’s annual report will be released on Wednesday, but there’s no guarantee the members of the panel will be as upbeat as the White House has been.
The panel is supposed to be open to all members of Congress, but some committee members are pushing for the full panel to be a closed-door event.
That’s a move that some members say would limit their ability to hear intelligence from the White Houses.
A number of the top members of both the Senate and House intelligence committees are still waiting for the report to be released.
The Intelligence Committee’s annual annual report is expected to be made public Wednesday.
House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said Wednesday that the committee will hold a hearing on the report “as soon as possible.”
The committee’s report will also be made available online and on its website.
The full report will include an overview of the Trump administration’s intelligence-sharing relationship with Russia.
“The report will make it very clear that there was a concerted effort to influence the outcome of the election,” Nunes said on the House floor.
“And the reason why the report will come out and that the public is going to have to wait for it is because it was made public by the administration.
So we’re going to wait and see what the WhiteHouse has to say about this.”
Sen. Ron Johnson (R.-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is one of the more vocal critics of the Whitehouse’s intelligence briefing, tweeting that the White house’s report is “just not true.”
The White House is expected on Wednesday to release a declassified version of its report on the Trump-Russia investigation.