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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

REP. TED LIEU QUESTIONS OFFICE OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ON TARGETING OF ASIAN-AMERICANS

May 13, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington - Today, at a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) questioned Mr. William Evanina, Director of Counterintelligence at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  Given recent cases of Asian Americans (such as Ms. Sherry Chen and Professor Xi Xiaoxing) being wrongfully arrested and indicted by the U.S. Government for allegations of espionage, Mr. Lieu’s questioning prompted Mr. Evanina to commit to the following:

  1. To provide training materials/guidance given to federal employees for the implementation of the Insider Threat Program, including safeguards to prevent any civil rights or privacy violations.
  2. Segmented data on the number of U.S. Government security clearance holders by race and ethnicity.

Mr. Lieu’s full line of questioning and remarks can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/1WvkzmC

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