Remember just two weeks ago when, in a desperate attempt to stall or dismiss the release of Devin Nunes memo, Democratic Rep Adam Schiff scaremongered the fact that “we have crossed a deeply regrettable line” warning that he believed The GOP memo could reveal “sources and methods” and create the atmosphere for another domestic terrorism incident…
Well, it turns out that a) the GOP memo did not expose any “sources and methods”; and b) the Democrat rebuttal did!
As The Daily Caller’s Richard Pollock reports, White House problems with the Democrats’ “rebuttal memo” on the surveillance of Trump associates are genuine and the document could disclose “sources and methods,” California Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence confirmed.
“We need to go through that and identify that which remains classified and would implicate sources and methods or investigative interests,” he said at a newsmaker’s breakfast meeting on Wednesday sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor.
His comments constituted a direct rebuke to his party’s top boss in the House of Representatives, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
White House counsel Don McGahn said in a statement Friday that Trump was “inclined” but “unable” to declassify the Democrat’s 10-page memo because it “contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages,” according to Politico.
Schiff’s conciliatory statement could embarrass Pelosi.
In a stinging commentfollowing the McGahn statement, Pelosi said, “President Trump’s refusal to release Intelligence Committee Democrats’ memo is a stunningly brazen attempt to cover up the truth about the Trump-Russia scandal from the American people.”
Better get your stories straight… or focus on the Porter distraction, stat!