Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, indicated Tuesday night that Democrats have decided not to make any revisions to their memo on FISA surveillance, in spite of the White House’s insistence that they do so.
Instead, Schiff indicated, Democrats will ask the White House to redact any information they allege is necessary in order to protect national security.
Schiff’s memo is in response to a memo drafted by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (D-Calif.), which alleged abuses by various Department of Justice officials during the course of obtaining a FISA warrant on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page after Page left the Trump campaign.
Schuff and other committee Democrats alleged even before the Nunes memo’s release that it was inaccurate and incomplete, and vowed to draft their own.
The House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously to release the Democrats’ rebuttal memo, and Nunes said over the weekend that he wanted the Democratic memo, which he called “ridiculous,” released.