Late Wednesday night, Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, sent a letter to Devin Nunes, the chair of that same panel, regarding the “secret memo” penned by Nunes’ office that Republicans voted to make public. The memo claimed to contain a “smoking gun” that proved bias and improper behavior by the intelligence community while investigating Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and their activities following the inauguration, in regard to their ties to Russia.
The memo was highly controversial and contained classified information, which even Trump’s hand-picked Republican FBI Director, Christopher Wray, told the House Committee it had “grave concerns” about due to factual inaccuracies — AKA lies.
Apparently, even Devin Nunes was concerned about what was in the memo after the Committee voted to release it, because Rep. Nunes changed the contents of it before sending it to the White House for the agreed-upon review before the 4-page document could be declassified by the president.
Schiff was LIVID.
BREAKING: Discovered late tonight that Chairman Nunes made material changes to the memo he sent to White House – changes not approved by the Committee. White House therefore reviewing a document the Committee has not approved for release. pic.twitter.com/llhQK9L7l6
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 1, 2018
The California Congressman is absolutely correct: The Committee voted to release a memo that they had all read after having it introduced on the 18th of January. The memo that they voted to release is the one that should have been sent to Trump for review, but it was not — Nunes secretly changed the memo before sending it to the White House, meaning that Trump has before him a memo that has never been voted on.
The fact that Nunes changed it without telling either the Committee or, as is likely, the White House, means that he cannot stand behind what he presented for the Committee’s approval.
More than that, however, it means that after all this time — even after being found out publicly last March as a stooge who was running to Trump every time anyone in closed congressional meetings said anything negative about him — Devin Nunes cannot be trusted, period.
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