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 HurdFirst Democrat jumps into key Texas House race to challenge Gonzales Will the real Lee Hamiltons and Olympia Snowes please stand up? The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden, Congress drawn into pipeline cyberattack, violence in Israel MORE (R-Texas) said in a Sunday show interview that he does not believe the controversial GOP memo released last week "vindicates" President TrumpDonald TrumpRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Jake Ellzey defeats Trump-backed candidate in Texas House runoff DOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's Capitol riot lawsuit 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.