The Democrats Just Released Their Own Memo approximately The Russia Investigation. Read It Here.
Democrats released a redacted memo on Saturday that they say rebuts Republican claims that the Justice Department and FBI abused their spying powers in the Russia investigation.
The document, a direct counterpart to a Republican memo released early this month, was written by members of the House Intelligence Committee.
“Some time ago, Republicans on our committee released a declassified memo that omitted and distorted key facts in order to mislead the public and impugn the integrity of the FBI,” Rep. Adam Schiff said on Twitter. “We can now advise you what they left out.”
The release comes after President Donald Trump told Democrats they would maintain to redact the document before it could be made public, delaying it by two weeks.
Democrats argued that they needed to release their 10-page memo to clarify what Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, called “many distortions and inaccuracies” in the Republican memo.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders criticized the Democrats’ memo in a statement shortly after it was released, calling it “politically driven” and arguing that “fails to reply serious concerns” raised by the Republican memo.
“As the President has long stated, neither he nor his campaign ever colluded with a foreign power during the 2016 election, and nothing in nowadays’s memo counters that fact,” Sanders said.
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