The House Intelligence Committee voted Monday to release the controversial FISA memo on alleged abuse at the FBI and the Department of Justice.
Democrats disappointed by vote
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) criticized the vote in a press conference. “Today you saw a vote to politicize the process,” he said. “It’s a sad day in the history of the committee.”
Schiff complained that Republicans voted against releasing a counter-memo by the Democrats that attempted to provide their context to the controversial FISA memo. "The release-the-memo crowd apparently doesn't want to release the memo now," he said.
The memo was written by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and reportedly details actions by the FBI and the Department of Justice in relation to FISA warrants against members of the Trump campaign.
Several Republicans and allies of the president have claimed that it presents evidence that could undermine the credibility of the Mueller investigation into Russian election interference and alleged collusion with the Trump campaign.
Here's a video of Schiff addressing the media:
Rep. Adam Schiff says it is a “sad day in the history of this committee” after House intel Republicans vote to release their memo on the FBI but not the Democratic memo https://t.co/kWc0vA6DUb— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 29, 2018