Donald Trump's incredible hypocrisy on the Democratic memo

Donald Trump's incredible hypocrisy on the Democratic memo

Donald Trump's incredible hypocrisy on the Democratic memo

In a letter to the committee released Friday night, White House Counsel Donald McGahn offered the assistance of Justice Department experts to revise the document so it can be made public. Feinstein said in a statement.

The letter from McGahn also cites and includes a note from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray that says they had "concerns" about the Democrats' memo related to "longstanding principles regarding the protection of intelligence sources and methods, ongoing investigations, and other similarly sensitive information".

"This is a president who puts his own personal interests above the national security interest of the country", the California lawmaker said. Trump told a Republican lawmaker after his State of the Union address January 30 that he would "100 percent" release the memo. The very fact that Nunes' memo was written - much less released - is hugely unprecedented.

"Republicans and Democrats on the Intelligence Committee voted UNANIMOUSLY to release the memo", tweeted Rep. Terri Sewell of Alabama, a member of the committee. "All we can do is make criminal referrals", the California Republican said. But, he said, Trump was ready to take another look at a revised memo that addressed those concerns. Rosenstein is now overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether there was any connection between Russians and Trump associates during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Sen. Chuck Schumer of NY, the top Senate Democrat, said bluntly, "Millions of Americans are asking one simple question: What is he hiding?"

SHAPIRO: Just to be clear, is your argument here, Republicans were allowed to damage national security by releasing this memo, so Democrats should be allowed to do the same?

Trump, after overriding the FBI's rare public remonstration that the GOP memo contained "material omissions of fact", is now posing as a sober guardian of classified information.

There are multiple investigations conducted into Russian meddling by congressional committees, one of which is the permanent select panel on intelligence, which, together with its senate counterpart, has insight over all American intelligence agencies.

"If the president really believes the Nunes memo vindicates him, as he has said, what is he hiding by blocking the Schiff memo?"

House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi accused the White House of politicising U.S. intelligence and national security after President Donald Trump blocked the release of a Democratic memo about the Russian Federation probe, saying that the President "has something to hide". "President Trump clearly doesn't want Americans to have access to the truth", Crowley said.

Grassley and Graham want Steele investigated for providing "false information" to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which would be a violation of 18 U.S.C. §1001 - the same statute that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was charged under. "Their memo is sitting at the House Intelligence Committee down at the bottom of the Capitol waiting to be redacted".

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