Trump misquoted Fox News anchor to attack Dem memo

Trump misquoted Fox News anchor to attack Dem memo
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpAverage tax refunds down double-digits, IRS data shows White House warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of border with Colombia Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border MORE misquoted a Fox News anchor on Saturday in a tweet attacking Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDems press Barr to make Mueller report public Schiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall MORE (D-Calif.) over the release of the Democratic memo rebutting Republican claims of surveillance abuses by the Justice Department.

In a tweet Saturday night, Trump misquoted "Fox Report" anchor Molly Line, who discussed the memo on the show.

 

 

The quote from Line, however, was "Congressman Adam Schiff, he argued the Republican memo omitted and distorted key facts meant to mislead the public. This Democratic memo was meant to be the rebuttal and was meant to show what was left out." 

CNN media reporter Brian Stelter first pointed out the misquote on Twitter, suggesting that either Trump didn't understand what he heard on Fox News or intentionally misquoted the anchor.

The White House and Democrats battled Saturday night over the House Intelligence Committee's release of the Democrats' rebuttal to Republican claims about government surveillance of the Trump campaign. White House officials argue the memo failed to address key issues with the investigation, while Democrats believe the memo is reason for Republicans to end their attacks on the special counsel's office and the FBI.

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Schiff tweeted to Trump Saturday night that his memo "confirms the FBI acted appropriately and that Russian agents approached two of your advisors, and informed your campaign that Russia was prepared to help you by disseminating stolen Clinton emails."

Republicans on the committee, meanwhile, dismissed Schiff's memo as an attempt to excuse what they called interference by the Justice Department in the 2016 election.

"What you basically will read in the Democratic memo is they are advocating that it is OK for the FBI and [Justice Department] to use political dirt paid for by one campaign and use it against the other campaign," Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Lawmakers scramble as shutdown deadline nears ‘Fox & Friends’ host asks if McCabe opening FBI probe into Trump was attempt to ‘overthrow government’ Nunes says GOP lawmakers looking through Russia transcripts, will make DOJ referrals MORE (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said at the Conservative Political Action Conference.