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DeSantis: Schiff, Democrats Amplified Claims in FISA Memo

DeSantis: Schiff, Democrats Amplified Claims in FISA Memo

By    |   Wednesday, 14 February 2018 03:26 PM

Rep. Ron DeSantis Wednesday accused Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff and other from his party on the House Intelligence Committee of intentionally "amplifying" their memo on the FBI's surveillance methods to lead to a situation in which President Donald Trump would have no choice but to block its release.

"I think he wrote this specifically for the purpose of getting into this situation," the Florida Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."

"They intentionally put a lot of footnotes, amplifying in a way that [Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin] Nunes did not."

Nunes' memo was written with a plan of eventually releasing it, said DeSantis, and there was not a lot of information put in it.

"It was a lot of factual statements," said DeSantis of the Republican plan. "That memo was written with an eye towards eventually releasing it to the public. They weren't putting a lot of extra information or amplifying information."

Schiff, however, "knew what he was doing," said DeSantis. "He wanted to get in this situation where he can accuse other people of trying to cover this up. But I think it should be released, whatever redactions need to be made. I don't think it will alter what they are arguing."

DeSantis said he does think the Democratic memo will be seen, after it goes through a process.

"The main omission they objected to was that Nunes should have put in [theirs] that Christopher Steele had been a credible source in the past," said DeSantis. "That may be somewhat relevant but not crucial to what the Nunes memo was trying to show."

Meanwhile, the FBI could not point to a "single inaccuracy" in the Republican memo, said DeSantis.

"They said there should have been more in it," the lawmaker said. "They're the ones who refused to provide all the underlying documents to the Congress. We've been asking for that for months."

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Rep. Ron DeSantis accused Rep. Adam Schiff and others on the House Intelligence Committee of intentionally "amplifying" their memo on FBI's surveillance to lead to a situation in which President Donald Trump would have no choice but to block its release.
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