Schumer Calls on President Trump to Support Release of Democratic MemoFebruary 4, 2018
After Release of Partisan, Selective Memo, Schumer Urges President Trump to Support Release of Democratic Memo To Ensure Whole Truth Is Public
Schumer to Trump: Release Both Memos for Full Transparency
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer called on President Trump to support the release of House Intelligence Ranking Member Adam Schiff's memo regarding the Russia investigation. After President Trump supported the release of Chairman Nunes' partisan, selective memo, Schumer urged the President to support the release of the Democratic memo so that the public can learn the whole truth regarding the issues raised in the Republican memo. In the letter, Schumer wrote that if the President refuses to support the release of both memos, he will confirm the American people's worst fears that the release of the Nunes memo was only intended to undermine the Special Counsel and senior leaders at the Department of Justice.
The full text of Schumer's letter to the President appears below and can be downloaded here:
Dear Mr. President:
I strongly urge you to sanction the public release of Ranking Member Adam Schiff’s memorandum that was recently made available to all members of the House of Representatives as soon as possible. I believe it is a matter of fundamental fairness that the American people be allowed to see both sides of the argument and make their own judgements.
A refusal to release the Schiff memo in light of the fact that Chairman Devin Nunes’ memo was released and is based on the same underlying documents will confirm the American people’s worst fears that the release of Chairman Nunes’ memo was only intended to undermine Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s investigation.
I again urge you to support the release of Ranking Member Schiff’s memo so that the American people can make their own judgement on the facts of the case.
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer