Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcing an investigation into its actions in Portland and involvement in the Administration’s response to protests nationwide. They have been acused of targeting protested and journalists in Portland and other cities
Schiff writes:

“Let me be clear: the reporting regarding the monitoring of peaceful protesters, creating and disseminating intelligence reports about journalists and protesters, and potential exploitation of electronic devices is deeply troubling.
The revelations thus far require a full accounting, and, if substantiated, must never be allowed to occur again. The Committee is therefore initiating, pursuant to its unique oversight and legislative authority, an investigation of I&A’s activities in Portland and in support of the Department’s response to protests nationwide.”

Rep. Adam Schiff

President Trump tweeted that the agency would not leave Portland “until local police complete cleanup of Anarchists and Agitators,”