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

04:45  14 february  2018
04:45  14 february  2018 Source:   The Hill

Schiff: Trump doesn’t want to release Dem memo because it 'undermines his claim of vindication'

  Schiff: Trump doesn’t want to release Dem memo because it 'undermines his claim of vindication' Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Sunday said President Trump doesn’t want the public to see the “underlying facts” in the Democratic counter-memo because they will undercut his “claim of vindication” in the Russia probe."The president doesn't want you to see these facts from the FISA application because it completely undermines his claim of vindication," Schiff told CBS's "Face the Nation," referring to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court application used to obtain a warrant to spy on a former Trump campaign aide.

And obviously, we ’d like to keep those to a minimum. The White House has a different interest. Read More Stories About: Breitbart TV, Adam Schiff , Democratic memo , House Intelligence Committee Democratic memo .

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.

Schiff: Dems will review suggested memo redactions from DOJ, FBI

  Schiff: Dems will review suggested memo redactions from DOJ, FBI Schiff: Dems will review suggested memo redactions from DOJ, FBIThe Democratic memo is intended to rebut a GOP document released last week alleging that the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) misused their authority to obtain a surveillance order on a former Trump campaign adviser.

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.

Work Grinds to Plod Amid Memo Battle, Trump Attacks .
Work in Washington slowed to a plod Monday as the House Intelligence Committee’s disagreements over the Russia probe again bled into public view and President Donald Trump spent the day accusing Democrats of serious crimes. The Intelligence panel voted Monday evening, unanimously, in favor of releasing a Democratic memo rebutting one compiled by Chairman Devin Nunes, made public last week, that alleges senior law enforcement officials improperly secured warrants in the Russia election meddling investigation.Meanwhile, Trump lashed out at Democrats and drew a red line in immigration talks as senators struggled to strike a deal.

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