Ohio’s Mike Turner Becomes Chairman of the Powerful House Intelligence Committee

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Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy connected Jan. 23 officially appointed Mike Turner to service arsenic president of the powerful House Permanent Select Committee connected Intelligence (HPSCI), a committee that oversees 17 nationalist information agencies.

In the erstwhile Congress, with the GOP the number enactment successful the House, Turner held the rubric of Ranking Member of the committee.

Turner, 63, is simply a McCarthy loyalist and a 20-year subordinate of the House.

Epoch Times Photo Surrounded by Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee, ranking subordinate of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) speaks during a quality league astatine the U.S. Capitol successful Washington connected Aug. 12, 2022. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

With Republicans taking power of the little enclosure of Congress, Turner was already the recognized person of the committee.

He wasted nary clip successful exerting his power and the committee’s scope to radiance a airy connected the saga of classified documents discovered astatine the Delaware location of President Joe Biden, and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.

And, pursuing the revelation that a lawyer for erstwhile Vice President Mike Pence had recovered classified materials successful Pence’s residence successful Indiana, Turner called connected the quality assemblage to reappraisal the documents.

In a Jan. 24 tweet, Turner wrote, “It is simply a superior substance for immoderate authorities authoritative to mishandle classified documents. I program to inquire for the aforesaid quality reappraisal and harm appraisal to spot if determination are immoderate nationalist information concerns.”

Looking For Answers

Turner has focused connected the enquiry into the Biden classified documents incidents.

On Jan. 12, Turner sent a missive to Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines requesting a classified briefing connected the investigation’s status, and what had been learned astir classified documents that Biden stored astatine 2 unsecured locations.

Two days earlier, Turner requested that Haines supply a nationalist information “damage assessment” study pertaining to the classified papers finds.

On Jan. 22, Turner appeared on CBS News’s Face the Nation.

Host Margaret Brennan gave Turner the accidental to sermon and marque governmental hay implicit the mounting numbers of classified docs recovered connected the president’s backstage spot and astatine the Penn Biden Center.

Epoch Times Photo Supporters of President Donald Trump protestation wrong the U.S. Capitol connected Jan. 6, 2021, successful Washington. (Brent Stirton/Getty Images)

In asking the congressman a question astir the delicate quality near unsecured, Brennan referenced that immoderate of the materials dated backmost to earlier Biden was archetypal elected vice president.

“And what does it signify to you that nary 1 realized that this classified worldly was missing, immoderate of it dating backmost to his Senate years?” Brennan asked.

Turner, an attorney, replied that the president is “Apparently, a serial classified papers hoarder.”

In the ensuing media fallout of the FBI’s Aug. 22 raid connected erstwhile President Donald Trump’s location Mar-a-Lago successful Palm Beach wherever it recovered classified materials, Turner suggested that Trump had stored the documents for the intent of penning his memoir.

Turner, though, has not been a accordant oregon reliable protagonist of Trump.

He opposed efforts to forestall certification of the 2020 Electoral College vote.

During the Jan. 6, 2021, protests and march connected the Capitol building, helium tweeted, “I americium appalled astatine what is occurring successful the U.S. Capitol close now. President Trump needs to telephone for an extremity to this unit and licence Congress to facilitate a peaceful modulation of power.”

Turner voted to not impeach Trump.

True Son of Ohio

He is simply a lifelong nonmigratory of southwest Ohio and represents the radical of the state’s 10th Congressional District.

Turner has adjacent to 20 years of work arsenic an elected person successful this country of the Buckeye State.

He served arsenic politician of Dayton for 2 terms, from 1994 done 2002, but mislaid a bid for a 3rd term. Turner was elected to the U.S. House successful 2002.

Turner attended Dayton nationalist schools and went connected to gain a bachelor’s grade from Ohio Northern University, an MBA from the University of Dayton, and a Juris Doctorate from Case Western University Law School.

He graduated from Georgetown University, successful the outpouring of 2022, with a Doctorate successful Liberal Studies focused connected municipality economical development.

Turner is azygous and has 2 big daughters from his archetypal matrimony of 26 years to Lori Turner. They divorced successful 2013. He wed for a 2nd time, successful 2015, to vigor lobbyist Majida Mourad. After astir a twelvemonth and a fractional of marriage, Turner filed for divorce, which was made last successful 2018.

Supporting Air Force Base

While constituents crossed the Ohio 10th District volition beryllium afforded perks done their U.S. rep chairing the HPSCI, 1 constituent successful peculiar that is poised to payment is Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Wright-Patt), located conscionable northeast of Dayton.

The basal is captious to the economical lifeblood of the portion and employs much than 30,000 people—both subject and civilian personnel—making it the largest single-site leader successful Ohio.

During his clip successful Congress, Turner has been an effectual and almighty advocator for Wright-Patt and played an integral relation successful the subject installation adding 15,000 jobs during that period.