The Democrats finally got to release their counter memo after removing sensitive intelligence information. House Republicans have already responded, noting the stunning lack of references to key players in the Democrat document.
The Daily Caller reports:
House Republicans Release Rebuttal To Democratic Intel Memo
House Republicans released a rebuttal to the Democratic House intelligence memo Saturday.
The rebuttal focuses on ignored and omitted information in the Democratic memo, which was also released Saturday. The Republicans pounced on several points, including Michael Isikoff’s Yahoo! News article, the DNC and Christopher Steele’s credibility.
The Republican rebuttal argues the Democrat memo is an “unpersuasive attempt to distract from the Committee’s key findings on FISA abuse.”
The Republican rebuttal states, “Amazingly, the Democrat memo does not contain a single reference to the DNC or Clinton campaign, or acknowledge that they funded the dossier, or admit that this information was not provided to the FISA Court.”
The rebuttal also mentions “the memo ignores that the FBI failed to subsequently inform the FISC [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court] that Steele provided information to Yahoo News,” and that “Isikoff has publicly confirmed Steele was a source for his article about Page.”
No one should be surprised by any of this. The only reason Democrats rushed to produce their own memo was to diffuse the damage done by the one Republicans released.