House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Wednesday accused Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) of “secretly [altering]” the anti-FBI memo before sending it to the White House.
“The White House is therefore reviewing a document the committee has not approved for release,” Schiff explained, demanding it be withdrawn and resubmitted for a vote before the House Intelligence Committee.
Schiff says Nunes deliberately misled the committee when he suggested the memo approved by panel would be the one sent to WH.
“We will send the content over to the White House, and the President has five days to either agree with us” or not, Nunes told Himes in Monday meeting
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 1, 2018
NEW: House Intel Ranking Member Adam Schiff wrote a letter to Chairman Nunes saying he discovered that the version of a controversial memo that members of Congress have been reviewing for weeks is not the version that the White House is currently reviewing https://t.co/ZeL1sF5VN4 pic.twitter.com/ToywHOmy7xADVERTISEMENT
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) issued a statement about Schiff’s claim, demanding Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) “end this charade once and for all.”
Chuck Schumer has just put out a statement on Schiff’s letter to Nunes: "If Speaker Ryan cares about the integrity of the House or the rule of law, he will put an end to this charade once and for all.” pic.twitter.com/sqEbOm0ifvADVERTISEMENT
— Emma Loop (@LoopEmma) February 1, 2018