WASHINGTON — Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, today issued letters to House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and House Oversight and Reform Committee acting Chairperson Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), informing them that Collins is exercising his right to review all materials from their committees’ closed door interviews and depositions.
“I write to inform you of my intent to exercise my right under House Rule XI, Clause 2(e)(2)(A) to review documents and records in possession of [your committees] so that you may prepare accordingly. Please make available all records, documents, transcripts, and other materials related to or obtained in the course of the ongoing joint investigation between the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Committee on Oversight and Reform,” wrote Collins.
In a previous letter to Chairman Nadler, Collins outlined the procedural authority to access this information. Collins stated, “Clause 2(e)(2)(A) of Rule XI makes clear that ‘ . . . all committee records (including hearings, data, charts, and files) . . . shall be the property of the House, and each Member, Delegate, and Resident Commissioner shall have access thereto.’ While committees may impose reasonable conditions upon inspection of committee records, they are explicitly barred under Rule XI from prohibiting non-committee Members from access to committee records.”
The full letter to each chairman can be viewed below: