House Intelligence lawyer Goldman leaving committee

House Intelligence lawyer Goldman leaving committee
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House Intelligence Committee lawyer Daniel Goldman, who was front and center during the impeachment hearings, is his post with the panel and heading back to New York.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffMcCarthy urges Democrats to pull surveillance bill Key Senate Democrat withdraws support from House measure on web browsing data Trump urges GOP to vote against bill reauthorizing surveillance powers MORE (D-Calif.) on Thursday confirmed Goldman's departure and said the attorney will be missed by members of the committee. 

“Over the past year, Dan Goldman has provided strategic guidance, wise counsel and steady leadership to our Committee through a turbulent, but critical time,” Schiff said. “We know that the team Dan helped us build from scratch will continue their important work, and while we will all miss him in the committee, we know that his family is excited to get him back full-time.”

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Schiff tapped Goldman, a former assistant U.S. attorney, to be the panels’ senior adviser and director of investigations in February 2019 after the chairman unveiled a probe into whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice says it will recommend Trump veto FISA bill Fauci: Nominating conventions may be able to go on as planned Poll: Biden leads Trump by 11 points nationally MORE or his associates are subject to foreign compromise.

As the impeachment process progressed, Goldman worked side by side with Schiff and questioned witnesses during the public hearings. 

“It’s been the honor of a lifetime to work for Chairman Schiff and the Committee, and help provide a vital check on the President, as the Constitution requires Congress to do,” Goldman said.  

“I‘m indebted to my colleagues for working tirelessly in pursuit of that objective. While I am eager to return to New York to spend some much-needed time with my family, I know that the Committee’s work will continue apace under Chairman Schiff’s leadership,” he added. 

The House voted largely along party lines at the end of last year to impeach Trump, but the Republican-controlled Senate acquitted the president earlier this month.

The announcement comes after Barry Berke and Norm Eisen, two attorneys who advised the House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment investigation, announced they’d be leaving that panel. 

Olivia Beavers contributed.