GOP Senators sound alarm on counterintelligence at the Department of Energy

Nov 21, 2023 | Political News

Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, led a group of GOP lawmakers who raised the alarm in a letter Tuesday claiming the Biden administration “suddenly” reassigned a director in the Department of Energy. 

The letter, sent to DOE Secretary Jennifer Granholm, states that on Oct. 17, Steven Black, the director of the Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (DOE-IN), was abruptly reassigned to a “senior adviser” role within the Energy Department without explanation.  

“We are also aware that a study conducted by an outside contractor, which the Department has had in its possession since April, outlines disturbing findings as to the state of counterintelligence across the Department, to include the national laboratories,” Risch wrote.