Murphy's reassignment was first reported by The Washington Post. Yesterday, Adam Schiff released the whistleblower complaint of Brian Murphy, who was recently demoted from his job in Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis because — he claims — he refused to make lie about what the intelligence showed to match President Trump’s preferred policy objectives.. Gov. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Mark Zaid, the attorney for Department of Homeland Security Brian Murphy. “It is Mr. Murphy’s good faith belief that the testimony Secretary Nielsen delivered on March 6, 2019, regarding KSTs, again constituted a knowing and deliberate submission of false material information,” the complaint read. We will investigate.”. ZAID: Yes, absolutely. Phil Murphy on Friday nominated Brian Bridges as state Secretary of Higher Education. Aaron Blake, in a Washington Post op-ed in January, pointed out that Nielsen was pushing bad information on suspected terrorists crossing the border as well.

Brian Murphy is the Acting Under Secretary for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis. But this, basically, is the same type of situation we've had numerous times over this administration and, frankly, in prior administrations, where there are allegations of politicization of intelligence, which is something we never want to see.

CNN's Paul LeBlanc contributed to this story. And when it wasn't taken seriously enough, then he took this next step. In another part of his complaint, Murphy accuses Wolf, Nielsen, Cuccinelli and then Acting Deputy Director for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Kash Patel of “attempted censorship of intelligence analysis and improper administration of an intelligence program” on Russian interference in U.S. elections.

Finally, on August 1, Murphy was demoted by Wolf to a smaller role in DHS’s management division, he said in the complaint.

Bridges is an executive with the United Negro College Fund. A top official at the Department of Homeland Security was removed from his post amid reporting that he compiled "intelligence reports" about journalists and protesters in Portland, Oregon. PFEIFFER: Mark, what more can you tell us about the allegation we just mentioned, that Brian Murphy says he was told to stop reporting on Russian threats to the U.S. election? Use the 'Report' link on

Brian Murphy, who served as the acting under secretary for the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis, was summoned to acting Homeland Secretary …

Wolf, who has led the department in an acting capacity since last November, sought to distance himself from the incident.

Accuracy and availability may vary. Why publicly the department did not defend Mr. Murphy is part of the retaliation allegations that will be looked at.

Complaint: Kirstjen Nielsen provided in congressional testimony inaccurate and highly inflated claims of known or suspected terrorists entering the U.S. through the border, which the complaint states constituted a "knowing and deliberate submission of false material information."

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"In no way does the Acting Secretary condone this practice, and he has immediately ordered an inquiry into the matter," the DHS spokesperson said in a statement earlier this week. He is vice president of research and member engagement at UNCF. Get the latest breaking news delivered straight to your inbox.

Amid the clashes, U.S. District Judge Michael Simon on July 23 blocked federal agents from arresting and using force against clearly identified journalists in Portland for 14 days. ZAID: No doubt - and, you know, this is what I do for a living in representing whistleblowers. Brian Murphy is a career Department of Homeland Security official and whistleblower, who alleges that DHS and Citizenship and Immigration Services leadership lied to congress and twisted intelligence to match with President Trump‘s messaging on antifa and Russian election meddling. If approved by the Democrat-led state Senate, Bridges would succeed Zakiya Smith-Ellis, who Murphy named as a top policy adviser in June. The document also notes that he served in the U.S. Marine Corps between 1994 and 1998, leaving with an honorable discharge as 1st Lieutenant. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record. READ NEXT: Dr. Robert Hadden: OB-GYN Accused of Sexually Assaulting Evelyn Yang Indicted, Brian Murphy: DHS Whistleblower Claims Intel Was Bent to Match Trump’s Antifa Claims, Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. The Post reported on Thursday that the department's Office of Intelligence and Analysis disseminated three Open Source Intelligence Reports summarizing tweets written by two journalists, saying they had published leaked, unclassified documents about DHS operations in Portland. With more mail-in ballots, officials urge patience on election night, Americans and the right to vote: Why it's not easy for everyone, Why some mail-in ballots are rejected and how to make sure your vote counts. “I have a deep and abiding faith in the power of colleges and universities to not only provide life-changing educational experiences, but to also serve as economic engines and hubs of innovation and intellectual discovery.

After this, he alleges, Wolf told him to stop giving intelligence assessments on Russian efforts and concentrate on China and Iran. PFEIFFER: Does your client, Brian Murphy, say that his concerns - the concerns he raised within the department were adequately addressed? And he did so to the leader - you know, Mr. Wolf, as the acting secretary of Homeland Security.

Grace Segers is a politics reporter for CBS News Digital based in Washington, D.C. Be in the know. An official at the Department of Homeland Security says he was told to stop reporting on the Russian threat to the U.S. election because it would make President Trump look bad. Gov.

After playing professional baseball for the Baltimore Orioles, Dr. Murphy attended the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Dentistry receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2004. There were small bonfires, but Portland police said there was no police interaction with the protesters throughout the night and in the early morning hours. And in a statement, White House spokeswoman Sarah Matthews said, Ambassador O'Brien has never sought to dictate the intelligence community's focus on threats to the integrity of our elections or on any other topic.