Ranking House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) fired back at President Donald Trump on Saturday after the president claimed the FISA memo "vindicates" him.
First, what did Trump say?
In his first public comments about the memo since its release, Trump took to Twitter to claim the memo "vindicates" him and his campaign of any wrongdoing during the 2016 presidential election.
The president also lamented over the fact that the FBI's investigation into his campaign and Russia remains ongoing. He called it an "American disgrace."
This memo totally vindicates “Trump” in probe. But the Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on. Their was no Collusion an… https://t.co/GPYj4JbKgN— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1517668827.0
How did Schiff respond?
According to Schiff, who led the Democratic opposition against the memo being released, the memo does the "opposite" of vindicate Trump.
In fact, Schiff claimed the "most important fact" in the memo was the FBI's counterintelligence investigation into Trump's campaign began in the summer of 2016.
Quite the opposite, Mr. President. The most important fact disclosed in this otherwise shoddy memo was that FBI inv… https://t.co/DF5wogSyGi— Adam Schiff (@Adam Schiff) 1517674141.0
Previously, Schiff warned of the alleged dangers releasing the memo would have on national security. His rhetoric went so far as to claim its release would trigger a "constitutional crisis."
Schiff and other House Democrats are pushing for a counter-memo they compiled to be released. Their memo allegedly refutes much of the FISA memo, which was compiled by House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Rep. Trey Gwody (R-S.C.). Republicans have signaled they believe the Schiff memo should be released.