From the start, Adam Schiff’s interpretation of the Memo and it’s implications have been off-base.
As Rep. Lee Zeldin pointed out in a tweet, Schiff claimed the memo contained sources and methods that could not be released. He also claimed that it had been materially released. It turns out he was lying about both.
Schiff said memo would endanger natl sec. It did not. He said it contained sources & methods that couldn't be released. He was lying. He said it was materially altered. It was not. Time & again he repeatedly feeds media & public TPs that are just not true. Why's he running point?
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) February 3, 2018
Now, Trey Gowdy has had enough of Schiff discussing what is NOT in the brief memo as opposed to tackling the real issue of what is IN the memo.
GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina dismissed Democrats’ criticisms of the recently released Republican memo detailing surveillance abuse within the FBI and Department of Justice, during an interview Sunday on “Face The Nation.”
“I get that Adam Schiff and others are worried about what’s not in my memo,” Gowdy said on “Face The Nation.” “I wish that they were equally concerned about what’s not in the FISA application”
Gowdy, who recently announced he will forego another term in favor of entering the private sector, downplayed the concerns of the FBI and Democratic lawmakers; namely that the memo – compiled by House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes – might compromise intelligence methods and sources.
“But it’s both the Steele dossier, and who paid for it, and whether or not it was vetted, but it’s also what was not in it. This is an application to a court. So, I get that Adam Schiff and others are worried about what’s not in my memo,” Gowdy said.
“I wish that they were equally concerned about what’s not in the FISA application, which is a lot of really important information about the source, and its sub-sources, and the fact that he was hired by the DNC and the Clinton campaign, and the fact that he was biased against President Trump. That is all information that the– that the finder of fact is entitled to.”
NEW: @TGowdySC responds to Democrat critics of GOP memo: “I get that Adam Schiff and others are worried about what's not in my memo. I wish that they were equally concerned about what's not in the FISA application” WATCH FULL INTERVIEW THIS MORNING ON @FaceTheNation: pic.twitter.com/kn7lZd8Igq
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) February 4, 2018