The Democrat says he's open to making redactions to his memo after the White House says it contains too many national security sources to be released; Catherine Herridge reports on the process.
Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said he’s “confident” that edits to the Democratic rebuttal to the controversial GOP memo alleging government surveillance abuse during the 2016 campaign can be made for the document to go public.
Speaking to reporters after a House Intelligence Committee meeting on Tuesday, Schiff said that while there’s no update to the Democratic version of the memo, they’ve been discussing it with the FBI and are trying to have it “hopefully resolved soon.”
The White House said on Friday that President Trump was “unable” to declassify the memo, citing national security concerns.
Trump on Saturday tweeted that Democratic leaders “knew, because of sources and methods (and more)” that their rebuttal memo — which he described as “very political” — “would have to be heavily redacted. … Told them to re-do and send back in proper form!”
Schiff on Tuesday said that no revisions have been made and that redactions have been minimal. White House counsel Don McGahn said in his letter Friday that Trump is “inclined” to release the memo if proper revisions are made.
Fox News’ Kellianne Jones and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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