Politics Schiff: We're not going to revise Democratic memo

04:45  14 february  2018
04:45  14 february  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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Adam Schiff Adam Bennett Schiff Trump likely to approve release of Dem memo : report Trump called for unity — he didn’t even last a week Trump to be briefed on Democratic memo MORE (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence do so. “ We ’ re not going to make any revisions to it.

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday night that members of his party won't revise their countermemo, despite requests from the White House to do so.

"We're not going to make any revisions to it. The only question is what redactions will be made. And obviously we'd like to keep those to a minimum," Schiff told reporters.

"The White House has a different interest. I think their interest is in redacting anything that doesn't reflect well on the White House," Schiff added.

President Trump last week blocked the release of the Democratic rebuttal to a GOP-crafted memo accusing the Justice Department and FBI of abusing a surveillance program.

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Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday night that members of his party won’t revise their countermemo, despite requests from the White House to do so. “ We ’ re not going to make any revisions to it.

The Democratic memo , which Schiff authored, was crafted as a response to the Nunes memo . " We ' re not going to make any revisions to it," Schiff said Tuesday. "The only question is what redactions will be made.

The White House said the Democratic memo would create "especially significant concerns" for "national security and law enforcement interests," adding that it would work with the Intelligence Committee if it wanted to revise and resubmit the document.

The committee previously voted to make the 10-page Democratic memo public after Trump declassified the Republicans' four-page document.

Democrats have argued their memo will respond to and provide fuller context for the claims made in the Republican memo.

Schiff said Sunday on CBS's "Face The Nation" that he believes Trump doesn't want the Democratic memo to be made public because it will undermine his claim that the Republican document clears him in the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Rep. Adam Schiff said Tuesday that he expects to reach an agreement in the next day or two with Justice Department officials on public release of a Democratic memo about surveillance and the Russia investigation. "We're very close to a resolution," the California Democrat said at an event hosted by the Sacramento Press Club. Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, prepared the document as a rebuttal to an earlier memo drafted by aides to Rep. Devin Nunes, the panel's Republican chairman. Nunes, R-Calif.

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