You may have seen the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo trending on Twitter. It’s a memo that Republicans say will shock the American people by showing that the Obama administration interfered in the 2016 election. Democrats have spent days now trying to discredit the document.
Democrat Senator Mark Warner is even criticizing the memo while admitting he hasn’t read it.
The Federalist reports:
Top Senate Democrat: The House Intel Memo Is Sloppy And Baseless. Also, I’ve Not Read It
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said Wednesday that the classified report compiled by the House Intelligence Committee, which reportedly details abuses by federal law enforcement and surveillance agencies, is “sloppy” and “baseless.” He also has not read the memo.
“I have not seen the memo,” Warner said, according to CNN. “But I think it is sloppy, careless, and again, I think has no grounding in fact.”
The senior senator form Virginia did not explain how he could know intricate details about a document he has not even read.
Under the rules of the U.S. House and the committee motion to make the report available to the entire House, only members of the House have been authorized to read the four-page classified memo. Before the memo can be made available to Senators and their staffs, executive branch agencies like the FBI, and the general public, the committee must vote to make the report publicly available.
Here’s a crazy idea. Why don’t they release the memo and let the American people decide for themselves?