Democrats are still in the dark about when they’ll be able to release a classified memo rebutting Republican assertions that the FBI misled a federal judge in order to spy on a Trump campaign adviser suspected of having ties to Russia.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on Tuesday that the memo he drafted was still under review four days after President Donald Trump blocked its release — a decision supported by top Justice Department officials, including Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Chris Wray.
In a letter to the committee, Trump’s top lawyer, Don McGahn, said last Friday that the president shut down the Democrats’ effort to release their memo — after a five-day review — because it included too much national security information to declassify. In an accompanying letter, Rosenstein and Wray indicated that they had highlighted portions of the Democratic memo they viewed as particularly sensitive.
Schiff told reporters on Tuesday that he was still working with the FBI to determine what portions of the memo to redact.
“All I can say is we’re trying to get it out as soon as possible,” he said.
Schiff said Democrats didn’t intend to revise the …read more
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