Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who has viewed the classified documents behind the memo along with Intelligence Committee member Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), countered afterward that "the Federal Bureau of Investigation did include information about a potential political bias" and "did set out information about who had provided the support for Christopher Steele". "The White House ignored their concerns and approved the publication of the Republican memo with no redactions even though the action was described by the agencies as extraordinarily reckless and omitting material facts".
In a statement on Saturday, Schiff noted the incongruity. "Their memo is sitting at the House Intelligence Committee down at the bottom of the Capitol waiting to be redacted", the California Republican told Fox News. Trump alleges that the Democrats "would have blamed the White House for lack of transparency" had he chose to release a redacted memo.
"The fact that the President is only interested in "transparency" when he thinks it "totally vindicates Trump" speaks volumes", said Sen.
"Top Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are fuming".
Democrats said the Republican memo mischaracterised highly sensitive classified information and was meant to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of potential collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation. "All we can do is make criminal referrals", the California Republican said.
Mr. Schiff disputed the notion that the memo was improperly drafted, but when asked Sunday whether it contained sensitive information, he declined to say.
The committee voted unanimously to release the memo on Monday, giving the president five days to determine whether to withhold the document on national security grounds. Let's see exactly how the applications were tied to the investigation of supposed Russian interference in the US election, and what evidence the FBI presented in support of these requests.
President Trump reviewed the Democratic memo with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, White House chief of staff John Kelly told reporters on Tuesday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the probe.
It's dismaying to see the system become so politicized that the public can only assess the legitimacy of its democratic processes and institutions by relying on politically driven commentaries.
Spokesmen for the Justice Department did not respond Friday night to questions about the concerns that Rosenstein and Wray had reportedly expressed.
On Friday, former Vice President Joe Biden, who as a legislator helped pass the Violence Again Women Act, criticized Trump's comment about Porter.
Omarosa's time in the White House may have been brief, but we have a feeling she'll be talking about it for years to come. He says now there are more targets and Omarosa is going to slide by the next eviction again.
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In January, Facebook reprioritized the News Feed to show more posts from friends and family instead of brands and publishers. You can also customise it with an emoji and background colour, to make it stand out in the News Feed .
While Luke will probably have a key role to play in the new movies, it’s certain the new actors will dominate the storyline. He felt he needed to know what all those years have done to Luke even if the material doesn’t get told in the actual movie.
He claimed his party would win the February 18 poll defeating all counteracts and violent means adopted by the Left. Shah held a roadshow in the Gandhigram town ahead of the Assembly elections in the state on February 18.
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Moreover, for the first time, Ivy and David even did not see each other, due to the fact that their communication was online. It should be noticed that these two people began relations just as friends, as they lived in different countries.
I can see them thinking. "You see new unusual things every day", a person wrote on social media after seeing the Dongguan footage. As you can see by the video above, security didn't even stop the woman as they were probably too shocked at what was unfolding.
Windy conditions, darkness and the hard terrain meant rescue crews had to be flown in to reach the helicopter's wreckage. The helicopter was owned by Papillon Airways, a sightseeing company that specializes in helicopter tours of the canyon.
Several waves of snow fell on Chicago, including a storm on Friday that dumped as much as a foot of snow in western areas. This marks the second time this winter that Southwest has cancelled flights over de-icing fluid issues at Midway.