Representative Adam Schiff is dancing a fine line on revealing classified information as he fights against the House FISA Court Surveillance abuse memo. Mr. Schiff is in total opposition to the memo and its release. He has thrown doubt over whether or not the memo is misleading. Did he go too far in explaining his opposition to information that was revealed in the memo? You can find support or opposition to what Adam Schiff has said in his statements. Here is what he said. You be the judge.
As Written and Reported By Steven Nelson for the Washington Examiner:
Some experts say the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee may have put classified information in a press release refuting parts of a “FISA abuse” memo declassified by President Trump and released Friday by committee Republicans.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., issued specific challenges to the memo’s accuracy, citing still-classified Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court filings.
“The Republican document mischaracterizes highly sensitive classified information that few Members of Congress have seen, and which Chairman Nunes himself chose not to review,” Schiff said.
The GOP memo says former British spy Christopher Steele’s political opposition research formed the basis for surveillance of former Trump adviser Carter Page. A still-classified Democratic rebuttal memo has not been released.
Schiff cited two specific examples of alleged inaccuracies in the Republican memo, citing his knowledge of the secret court filings.
“The Majority suggests that the FBI failed to alert the court as to Mr. Steele’s potential political motivations or the political motivations of those who hired him, but this is not accurate,” Schiff said. “The GOP memo also claims that a Yahoo News article was used to corroborate Steele, but this is not at all why the article was referenced……
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