Alberto Gonzales: 'I have no confidence whatsoever' in Nunes memo
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Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez slammed a Republican-drafted memo alledging surveillance at the Department of Justice on Friday, saying he did not have any confidence in the controversial document.

“I have no confidence whatsoever in what’s going to come out of the House,” the former attorney general under George W. Bush told Time magazine, adding, "Nunes seems to be part of the Trump team.” 

The memo was drafted by staffers for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesOvernight Defense: Administration says 'low to moderate confidence' Russia behind Afghanistan troop bounties | 'Low to medium risk' of Russia invading Ukraine in next few weeks | Intelligence leaders face sharp questions during House worldwide threats he Hillicon Valley: Biden administration sanctions Russia for SolarWinds hack, election interference Intelligence leaders face sharp questions during House worldwide threats hearing MORE (R-Calif.). 

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Democrats and the intelligence community have spoken out against its publication, saying the information is misleading and could reveal sensitive intelligence sources and methods. Nunes has called those claims "spurious." 

The committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffOvernight Defense: Administration says 'low to moderate confidence' Russia behind Afghanistan troop bounties | 'Low to medium risk' of Russia invading Ukraine in next few weeks | Intelligence leaders face sharp questions during House worldwide threats he Hillicon Valley: Biden administration sanctions Russia for SolarWinds hack, election interference Intelligence leaders face sharp questions during House worldwide threats hearing MORE (Calif.), accused Nunes of altering the memo before its release, but the chairman said he simply made grammatical changes and additions requested by Schiff and the FBI. 

Gonzalez faced backlash during his tenure as attorney general under the Bush administration when he authored a memo that concluded that parts of the Geneva Convention on Prisoners of War were outdated in regard to handling captured Taliban and al Qaeda fighters. 

The memo had been produced as a response to a CIA request for clarification of interrogations standards in the U.S.