Nunes: We actually want the ‘ridiculous’ Dem memo released
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) on Sunday said he actually wants the Democratic rebuttal to a now-infamous GOP-crafted surveillance memo to be released.
“We actually want the Democratic memo out. We think it’s ridiculous on the face of it,” Nunes said during an interview on Fox News. “We think it’s very political about how they attack myself, they attack Chairman Gowdy, they turn Carter Page into some super-secret Russian spy, they talk about how Christopher Steele is a really, really good source when we know that he lied to the FBI.”
Nunes said he doesn’t know why Democrats on the committee aren’t spending the weekend “redacting it so that we can get it back to the White House so the president can declassify it.”
Nunes’s comments come after the White House announced last week President Trump was not ready to approve the release of the Democratic memo.
Nunes said during the interview that it’s not a “surprise” Trump blocked the release of the Democratic memo.
“The Democrats have been on TV all weekend long. Their memo is sitting at the House Intelligence Committee down at the bottom of the Capitol waiting to be redacted,” he said. “If they really wanted to get it out, they’d be down there all day yesterday redacting it, getting it back over to the White House so that the public can know what’s in it.”