Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer stepped forth this Sunday to demand that President Trump release the Democratic House Intelligence Committee memo, a classified document that was created to counter the recently unveiled GOP memo, saying it is a matter of “fundamental fairness.”
Not unveiling the counter memo “will confirm the American people’s worst fears” that the release of the GOP memo was purely motivated by partisan politics, Schumer penned in a letter to Trump.
Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, penned his own version of a classified memo in the wake of the four-page document drafted by the staff of Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. Nunes’s memo suggests that the Justice Department and FBI abused one of the nation’s surveillance programs.
Republicans are warning that top officials acted out politically motivated decisions in an attempt to destroy Trump’s presidential campaign.
However, Democrats claim that the memo left out key context that their memo will clarify.
“A refusal to release the Schiff memo in light of the fact that Chairman Devin Nunes’ memo was released and is based on the same underlying documents will confirm the American people’s worst fears that the release of Chairman Nunes’ memo was only intended to undermine Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s investigation,” Schumer wrote.
“I strongly urge you to sanction the public release of Ranking Member Adam Schiff’s memorandum that was recently made available to all members of the House of Representatives as soon as possible. I believe it is a matter of fundamental fairness that the American people be allowed to see both sides of the argument and make their own judgements,” he continued.