The White House’s attempt to shove inquiry about Chas Freeman under the rug isn’t going so well. Republican Pete Hoekstra, ranking minority leader on the House Intelligence Committee, is calling on Freeman to step down and has sent his own letter to Admiral Dennis Blair, Director of National Intelligence.
The letter cites, among other things, Gabriel Schoenfeld’s Wall Street Journal op-ed detailing Freeman’s record on Israel and China. Hoekstra asks Blair how Freeman was vetted, whether Blair was aware of Freeman’s views and whether Freeman will recuse himself on issues relating to Israel, China, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia.
Good questions all. The White House might now be asked if they have an opinion on any of the foregoing.