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Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:03

Opening Statement by Acting DNI Joseph Maguire




Chairman Schiff, Ranking Member Nunes and members of the committee – good morning. I’d like to begin by thanking the Chairman and Committee for agreeing to postpone this hearing for a week.  This provided sufficient time to allow the Executive Branch to successfully complete its consultations regarding how to accommodate the committee’s request.


Mr. Chairman, as I have told you on at least two occasions, and I want to say this publically, I respect this committee and I welcome and take seriously your Committee’s oversight role.


During my confirmation process to be Director of the National Counterterrorism Center – I told the Senate Select Committee for Intelligence that Congressional oversight of intelligence activities is critical to the successful operation of the IC.


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