Toobin says Trump's refusal to release the memo is a middle finger to Dems
CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin

CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin had harsh criticism of President Donald Trump's decision to deny the release of a minority report memo by the House Intelligence Committee.

"This letter is a letter, but it is really more of a hand gesture to the Democrats, one that is inappropriate to make on television," Toobin explained to CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.

"It is basically, I have the power to censor your argument and that's what I'm going to do," Toobin continued.

Toobin spent time in serving in the Department of Justice's Office of Independent Counsel after graduating magna cum laude from Harvard Law School

"Instead of allowing people to hear both sides, they have kicked this thing down the road to a point where they know the news cycle the way we do, by the time this thing gets released in some form or another, the circus will have moved on," he said.

"Fortunately for the Democrats, the Nunes memo was so pathetically bad that it almost refuted itself. But, you know, we still believe in a system where both sides get a voice and this says we are not going to let you talk, much less listen to what you have to say," Toobin concluded.