President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump, Jr., said Sunday that he is betting the Democratic response to the much talked about House intelligence memo will leak to the media before the actual memo is made public.
“I just bet a friend $100 that Schiff’s (fake try to get ahead of the bad for them narrative) memo “leaks” to the media before we see the real memo,” Trump Jr. wrote on Twitter. “Media will be complicit in helping obviously.
Trump Jr. was referring to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and a Democratic rebuttal to as-yet-unseen Republican memo from the House Intelligence Committee
Trump. Jr has been a major force behind the campaign to release a classified memo prepared by Republican staffers on the House Intelligence Committee that reportedly shows how FBI officials concealed the use of political opposition research in their application to surveil members of the Trump campaign. The push for the memo has been buttressed by a larger effort to publicly discredit the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller, who is still investigating alleged ties between the president’s campaign and the Russian government.
On Sunday, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said President Donald Trump supported declassifying the memo and making it public. The House Intelligence Committee has voted to make the classified contents available to all House members, but additional steps are needed before it can be made public.
“The president generally sides on the side of transparency,” Short said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Yes, I think he believes that should be put out.”
The Justice Department is against releasing the memo and has complained that it has not be offered the chance to review and rebut any of its conclusions.
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