GOP rep: I don't think memo vindicates Trump

GOP rep: I don't think memo vindicates Trump
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Rep. Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdFreshman House Dems surge past GOP in money race DCCC opens Texas office to protect House pickups, target vulnerable GOP seats Dems ramp up subpoena threats MORE (R-Texas) said in a Sunday show interview that he does not believe the controversial GOP memo released last week "vindicates" President TrumpDonald John TrumpThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Obama condemns attacks in Sri Lanka as 'an attack on humanity' Schiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference MORE in the Russia probe. 

“I don’t,” Hurd told ABC’s “This Week” when host George Stephanopoulos asked the Texas Republican if he believes the memo vindicates the president.

“I don’t agree with some of my colleagues that say, you know, it was always using the word 'explosive.' ”


Trump said Saturday that the memo "vindicates" him in the investigation into Russia’s election interference and any potential ties between his campaign and the Kremlin.

Hurd sits on the House Intelligence Committee, which last week released the memo accusing the Justice Department of abusing its surveillance powers.

The congressman on Sunday emphasized his concerns over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant.

“This is about, for me, what kind of information should be used in a Title III court in order to spy on American citizens,” he said.