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Perlmutter Statement on “FISA Memo”
Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after the White House and House Intelligence Committee decided to release classified information in an unsubstianted memo prepared by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and his staff:
“House Republicans are playing partisan games in a desperate attempt to protect the President by selectively releasing classified information. This release was opposed by the FBI and DOJ, and the former Republican Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers, called this release “farcical”. These tactics are far below the standard of behavior we should expect of our elected leaders.
“This is nothing more than an attempt to discredit and distract from the Mueller investigation of potential collusion with the Russians. And it begs the question: why does Trump and his allies keep trying to thwart this investigation? What are they afraid of coming out or what are they trying to hide? Robert Mueller’s investigation must continue unimpeded to answer these critical questions.”
Earlier in the week, Perlmutter spoke on the House floor about the importance of the Mueller investigation.