GOP rep: I don't think memo vindicates Trump

GOP rep: I don't think memo vindicates Trump
© Greg Nash

Rep. Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdHillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data Hillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data Lawmakers grapple with deepfake threat at hearing 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 TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' 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.' ”

ADVERTISEMENT

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.