Schiff: Dems won’t revise FISA memo rebuttal

Schiff: Dems won’t revise FISA memo rebuttal
Adam Schiff

[Ed. – Yeah, that’ll show ’em!]

House Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Adam Schiff said Tuesday that panel Democrats will not make any revisions to their response to the Republican memo alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI and Justice Department in the Russia probe.

“We are not going to make any revisions to it,” the California Democrat told reporters on Capitol Hill. “The only question is what redactions will be made.

“Obviously, we’d like to keep those to a minimum.

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“The White House has a different interest,” Schiff added. “Their interest is in redacting anything that doesn’t reflect well in the White House.”

President Donald Trump returned the Democratic response to the Intelligence Committee Friday, citing concerns about classified information contained in the 10-page document.

White House counsel Don McGahn outlined the president’s concerns in a letter sent with the memo to the panel’s chairman, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, also of California.

Schiff, the panel’s ranking Democrat, oversaw the response’s preparation.

“Although the president is inclined to declassify the Feb. 5 memo, because the memorandum contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages, he is unable to do so at this time,” McGahn said in his letter.

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