Congressman Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, accused Chairman Devin Nunes Wednesday evening on Twitter of secretly altering the secret memo.
BREAKING: Discovered late tonight that Chairman Nunes made material changes to the memo he sent to White House – changes not approved by the Committee. White House therefore reviewing a document the Committee has not approved for release. pic.twitter.com/llhQK9L7l6
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 1, 2018
Congressman Nunes hit back hard.
My statement on FBI/DOJ objections to the public release of our memo: https://t.co/VhhXOWd30q
— Devin Nunes (@DevinNunes) January 31, 2018
“Having stonewalled Congress’ demands for information for nearly a year, it’s no surprise to see the FBI and DOJ issue spurious objections to allowing the American people to see information related to surveillance abuses at these agencies. The FBI is intimately familiar with ‘material omissions’ with respect to their presentations to both Congress and the courts, and they are welcome to make public, to the greatest extent possible, all the information they have on these abuses. Regardless, it’s clear that top officials used unverified information in a court document to fuel a counter-intelligence investigation during an American political campaign. Once the truth gets out, we can begin taking steps to ensure our intelligence agencies and courts are never misused like this again.”
“In its increasingly strange attempt to thwart publication of the memo, the Committee Minority is now complaining about minor edits to the memo, including grammatical fixes and two edits requested by the FBI and by the Minority themselves,” spokesman Jack Langer added.
It’s increasingly clear that House Democrats, led by Schiff, are scared to death of the memo and now are extremely desperate to discredit it.