Ahead of the Democratic rebuttal to the GOP memo being released, it appears Democrats have set a trap for President Donald Trump.
California Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, claimed Monday that he believes the liberal memo will “will help inform the public of the many distortions and inaccuracies in the majority memo.”
Here’s the kicker: Democrats loaded their memo with classified information and sensitive sources and methods. In doing so, the White House will have no choice but to request redactions to the Democrat memo for national security purposes prior to it being released to the public.
Schiff, being the snake that he is, will claim the White House redacted the Democrats memo for political purposes.
A source who read the memo told Fox News that the Democrats’ rebuttal memo is intentionally loaded with information that cannot be released to the public.
The source said this is a trick by Schiff and his political allies to claim Trump won’t release their counter memo.
The GOP memo released last Friday from the House Intelligence Committee detailed how a handful of top officials in former President Barack Obama’s Justice Department and FBI abused their power to potentially illegally spy on Carter Page, a former low-level volunteer on Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Top agents used the dossier from former British spy Christopher Steele, who was hired by Fusion GPS, compile the document that was full of so many unverified claims the FBI admitted it couldn’t corroborate it.
The GOP memo also revealed that FBI agents intentionally failed to disclose to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that Fusion GPS was paid given nearly $10 million to fund the dossier by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Nevertheless, the dossier played a big role in allowing the FBI to secure a warrant to spy on Trump’s campaign and it triggered the phony Russia investigation.
The facts are clear: the GOP memo was released in full because it followed congressional guidelines and didn’t include information that would jeopardize our national security.
The Democrat’s memo is loaded with sensitive information and reveals collection methods, which puts our national security at risk.
This is a sneaky, last ditch effort from Democrats to claim Trump colluded with Russia — which hasn’t been proven after more than a year of investigating — and to downplay the severity of the GOP memo.
Source: Fox News