The Democrats sent a very political and long response memo which they knew, because of sources and methods (and more), would have to be heavily redacted, whereupon they would blame the White House for lack of transparency. Told them to re-do and send back in proper form! – Donald Trump
Chris Sleazeilla of CNN ( a “journalist” and not a complete partisan hack suck up, complete with lip balm and kneepads, is appalled-)
Remember that Trump was overheard telling Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-South Carolina, at the State of the Union that the Nunes memo would be released — even as the White House counsel and the national security team were still reviewing it. His mind was made up to release the Nunes memo no matter what the FBI and Justice Department — or anyone else — said. Because he believed it. Because it was good for him politically.
To then hide behind the same FBI and Justice Department you ignored a week ago in order to slow — or stop — the release of a memo that tells a story Trump doesn’t believe or like is the height of hypocrisy.
It is also a step further down the road of politicizing and weaponizing intelligence information. The very fact that Nunes’ memo was written — much less released — is hugely unprecedented. To then keep a competing memo from being released by citing the very people whose recommendation you ignored a week before is, even for this administration, stunning. And appalling. –Chris Cillizza
Hypocrisy, political and appalling!
Who are we talking about here?