BPR: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) has provided further clarification about why the Trump White House won’t release the memo drafted by top Democrat Adam Schiff (D-CA). At least not yet.
“Ranking Member Schiff pledged to seek the input of the Department of Justice and FBI regarding the memo’s public release, and it’s no surprise that these agencies recommended against publishing the memo without redactions,” Nunes said, as reported by The Hill.
Nunes recommended that Democrats on the committee make “the appropriate technical changes and redactions” to the memo corresponding to the advisement of the Justice Department, “so that no sources and methods are disclosed and their memo can be declassified as soon as possible.”
Nunes also echoed the assessment cited in the White House letter to Adam Schiff declining the immediate release of the Democrats’ response memo that “many sources and methods” stated in the document could jeopardize U.S. national security and law enforcement assets.
White House counsel Don McGahn laid out the reasons for declining the memo as it stood in a letter to Schiff. read more