The Democratic rebuttal to the House Intelligence Committee’s explosive FISA memo is reportedly packed with “sensitive material” and classified data, with inside sources saying liberal lawmakers intentionally added the intel to prevent President Trump from releasing the controversial document.
According to Fox News, those close to the Committee believe Rep. Adam Schiff and others behind the memo included the data to pressure the President to either block it’s publication or heavily redact large portions of the material.
“The source who spoke to Fox News has read the Democrats’ rebuttal memo, and said it is filled with information on sources and methods taken from original documents,” writes Fox. “While the source described this as a way to put the White House in a difficult spot, Schiff maintained publicly that he wants to make sure the White House ‘does not redact our memo for political purposes.’”
The White House confirmed it received the Democratic rebuttal on Tuesday, saying the administration will follow the “same process and procedure” with the new memorandum as it did with the original.
“The White House has received a memorandum from the minority members of the House Select Permanent Committee on Intelligence,” said Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “As stated many times, the Administration will follow the same process and procedure with this memorandum from the minority as it did last week, when it received the memorandum from the majority.”
FISA BOMBSHELL: Read the Full Text of the EXPLOSIVE FISA Memo Here
The House Intelligence Committee released its bombshell FISA memo Friday afternoon, outlining widespread abuse and anti-Trump bias throughout the FBI and the Department of Justice.
The four-page document shows senior FBI agents and Department of Justice officials used the Clinton-financed ‘Trump Dossier’ as the cornerstone of FISA court orders that allowed them to spy on “at least one” senior Trump associate in the run-up to the 2016 presidential campaign.
After days of Democratic opposition and the bureau’s “grave concerns” over releasing the explosive document, President Trump de-classified the material Friday morning, sending it back to the House Intelligence Committee for its release to the American public.
Read the controversial memo below:
ARMAGEDDON AGAIN: Pelosi Warns of a ‘CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS’ Over FISA Memo
Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi continued her all-out war against the House Intelligence Committee and President Trump Friday afternoon, telling reporters the President will spark a “constitutional crisis” should he use the recently released FISA memo to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Pelosi addressed reporters just hours after Congressional leaders publicly disclosed the four-page document; showing the debunked ‘Trump Dossier’ was used by the FBI and DOJ to secure FISA warrants to spy on “at least one” senior Trump aide.
“With the memo… [Trump] has abdicated his responsibilities as Commander-in Chief to protect the American people by protecting our intelligence sources and the rest,” Pelosi told CBS News.
“If the President uses this fake, horrible release of distorted intelligence as an excuse to fire [Deputy Attorney General Rod] Rosenstein or [special counsel Robert] Mueller, it could lead to a constitutional crisis.”
The House Minority Leader’s fiery rhetoric comes on the heels of her official statement regarding the memo, where she bizarrely referred to the de-classified material as a “bouquet” from President Trump to Vladimir Putin.