Why Did The White House Block A Release Of Democrats’ Memo? Trump’s Administration Has Called Their Reason

February 12, 2018 10:42

On Friday, Trump’s administration announced that the president would not declassify Democrats’ memorandum meant to rebut many of the claims from the FISA memo released earlier these days. As you may guess, Democrats’ reaction to the news was negative.


Democrats respond angrily to Trump’s decision against memo release

At last week's meeting, Republicans blocked a Democratic attempt to let out their memo, which was sent to the White House with a request to be immediately released.

Trump’s administration argues that the memo released by House Intelligence Committee Chairman on Friday proves the entire saga is a "witch hunt" and an "American disgrace."

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In their turn, Democrats claim that president’s desire to block the memo is nothing but an attempt to hide Russia's effort to meddle in the 2016 election in the United States. Senate Minority leader, Chuck Schumer, announced:

If House Republicans believe that they've set the stage for this President to end this investigation, they are basically saying that in America, one man is above the law.

According to the White House, Trump’s advisers are worried the memo release would lead to significant concerns for the national security of the country, and it has nothing to do with president’s desire to dismiss the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.


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The White House review process also includes a letter from Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, requesting that particular parts of the memo should not be released.

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Trump's critics believe the purpose of the memo is in a certain way designed to discredit Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Russia investigation.

According to the White House, President Trump might consider releasing their memorandum if the Democrats will edit some “especially sensitive passages” mentioned there.

Trump’s administration added they have no current plans to fire Rosenstein at the moment as no certain proofs against him were given.

People’s opinions on the matter vary:

The gulf between the parties is almost certain to widen even more as neither Democrats nor Republicans are going to stop this confrontation.

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