Schiff is now admitting that his memo contained classified information, which directly contradicts House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s conspiracy theory that the White House is blocking the Democrats memo.
During breakfast seminar sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee admitted his memo needed to be redacted because it featured classified sources and methods.
“We need to go through that and identify that which remains classified and would implicate sources and methods or investigative interests,” Schiff said.
This is a direct contradiction to Pelosi’s stance, who has been peddling conspiracy theories that President Donald Trump won’t release the Democrats memo because it proves he colluded with Russia.
“President Trump’s refusal to release Intelligence Committee Democrats’ memo is a stunningly brazen attempt to cover up the truth about the Trump-Russia scandal from the American people,” Pelosi said late last week.
Schiff told the group that Democrats were working with the Justice Department and FBI to ensure their memo didn’t breach national security.
Schiff also downplayed that collusion between Trump and Russia actually existed, another utterly baseless claim Democrats have spewed for more than a year.
“I’ve never said there was proof beyond a reasonable doubt about collusion,” Schiff said.
The Democrats memo is in response to the one released by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes earlier this month.
The four-page GOP memo detailed how top officials in former President Barack Obama’s FBI and DOJ used the dossier from former British spy, Christopher Steele to obtain a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to spy on Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Steele was hired by Fusion GPS to compile the dossier, which featured a bevy of unverified claims the FBI admitted it couldn’t corroborate.
This massive corruption scheme triggered the Russia investigation.
Schiff created a 10-page document of his own to refute the GOP memo, but it backfired as the FBI and DOJ said he would be putting our national security at risk by releasing his document to the public.
With the phony Russia investigation crumbling, Schiff is now contradicting Pelosi that collusion exists and that the White House had any role in preventing the Democrats memo from being released.
Source: Daily Caller