The House Intelligence Committee is holding what was originally billed as an open hearing today. The panel included three Obama mouthpieces: James Clapper (former DNI), John Brennan (former DCIA) and Sally freakin Yates (former deputy attorney general).

I suspect this is as much about keeping the hearing from descending into a foodfight between Nunes and partisan hack Adam Schiff over Nunes’s presser on Wednesday as it has to do with questions that will be asked of the witnesses.

He also announced that he has recalled FBI Director James Comey and NSA director Mike Rogers for additional testimony and that Paul Manafort will testify: