Friday, February 9, 2018

Dems' FISA rebuttal memo must be revised before it can be made public, White House says

Dem Rep. Adam Schiff, otherwise known as Pencil neck, is playing games by purposely putting in sensitive materials , sources and methods, into his memo
knowing all along that the White House would be forced to order revisions.  All this so he could say that his memo was altered by the president.      

Fox News reports the White House on Friday told Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee to redraft their rebuttal to a controversial GOP memo alleging government surveillance abuse during the 2016 campaign, saying sensitive details need to be stripped before it can be made public. 
The message was sent to the committee in a Friday letter from White House Counsel Don McGahn. 

"Although the president is inclined to declassify the February 5th Memorandum, because the Memorandum contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages, he is unable to do so at this time," McGahn wrote.
"However, given the public interest in transparency in these unprecedented circumstances, the President has directed that Justice Department personnel be available to give technical assistance to the Committee, should the Committee wish to revise the February 5th Memorandum to mitigate the risks identified by the Department. The President encourages the Committee to undertake these efforts. The Executive Branch stands ready to review any subsequent draft of the February 5th Memorandum for declassification at the earliest opportunity."

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