In a bizarre and desperate last ditch effort to thwart the release of the memo, Rep. Adam Schiff is complaining over what he calls “material changes” to the memo after the document was sent to the White House.
However, as Byron York of the Washington Examiner tweeted, Schiff’s outrage is clearly fake and partisan since the changes were either non material, grammatical, or requested by the FBI.
Just talked with House Intel source. Said total changes to memo were: A) Unknown number of ‘grammatical and clarifying’ fixes. B) One change requested by FBI due to sources & methods concerns. C) One two-word change requested by Democrats for accuracy. House Intel GOP statement:
Just talked with House Intel source. Said total changes to memo were: A) Unknown number of 'grammatical and clarifying' fixes. B) One change requested by FBI due to sources & methods concerns. C) One two-word change requested by Democrats for accuracy. House Intel GOP statement: pic.twitter.com/ZkNuMBoLZK
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 1, 2018
As reported by FoxNews
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee late Wednesday charged that the committee’s chairman made “material changes” to a controversial memo sent to the White House that is purportedly critical of the FBI’s use of surveillance during the 2016 presidential campaign.
U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., made the charge over Twitter and sent the committee a formal letter. Schiff said Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the comittee’s chairman, made edits to the memo.
Schiff, who earlier called on Nunes to withdraw the memo, wrote that the committee’s minority determined that the letter was not “the same document” that its members have been reviewing since mid-January.
“The White House has therefore been reviewing a document since Monday night that the committee never approved for public release,” Schiff wrote. He continued, “While the majority’s changes do not correct the profound distortions and inaccuracies in your document, they are nonetheless substantive.”
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