House Intelligence Committee votes unanimously to release Democrats’ rebuttal memo
Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told reporters Monday that the panel voted unanimously to release the Democratic rebuttal memo to their chairman’s controversial document alleging abuse at the Justice Department and FBI.
NBC News producer Alex Moe was first to flag Himes’ comments about the Democrat memo pushed by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), which you can read below.
NEW: Rep. Jim Himes, leaving a closed mtg of House Intel Cmte, says panel voted unanimously to send the Dem. memo to WH per @mikememoli
— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) February 5, 2018
The committee voted last Monday to take the unusual step to release Nunes’ memo that had been touted by the GOP in right-wing media for weeks as a major exposée on bias within the FBI and DOJ, spawning the #ReleaseTheMemo campaign. During that same vote, they also decided not to release the Democratic rebuttal.
Before today’s vote, President Donald Trump blasted “Little Adam Schiff” on Twitter as House intelligence Democrats readied their memo.
Little Adam Schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington, right up there with Comey, Warner, Brennan and Clapper! Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information. Must be stopped!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2018
Later in the day, he attacked Democrats as a whole as “treasonous” for not clapping during his State of the Union address.