02/09/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/09/2018 21:03
WASHINGTON -Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D - Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the White House declined to release the Democratic House Intelligence Committee memo. This memo was created in response to Chairman Nunes' memo, which was released last week and failed to include material facts about the FBI's Russia investigation. Rep. Lieu sits on the House Judiciary committee, which has oversight over the FBI, the Department of Justice and the authorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
'It's clear that something about the Democratic memo scares the White House. Perhaps it's because, instead of cherry picking information like the Nunes memo, this one lays bare what we've been saying all along: the FBI probe is credible and should continue without interference.
This whole memo debacle was manufactured by the GOP to discredit and undermine the Russia investigation. The American public deserves the whole truth and Trump's actions obscure the truth. I read the memo and an innocent person would have released it.'