McCain joins Democrats in slamming release of GOP memo as other Republicans defend it

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McCain joins Democrats in slamming release of GOP memo as other Republicans defend it
By John Verhovek, ALI ROGIN and ANGIE YACK

"Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, wrote in a statement Friday, "Chairman Nunes' decision, supported by House Speaker Ryan and Republican Members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, to publicly release misleading allegations against the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation is a shameful effort to discredit these institutions, undermine the Special Counsel’s ongoing investigation, and undercut congressional probes."
"Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., also harshly criticized the release of the memo."
"In 2016, the Russian government engaged in an elaborate plot to interfere in an American election and undermine our democracy," McCain wrote in a statement Friday. "The latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests – no party’s, no president’s, only Putin’s. The American people deserve to know all of the facts surrounding Russia’s ongoing efforts to subvert our democracy, which is why Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation must proceed unimpeded. Our nation’s elected officials, including the president, must stop looking at this investigation through the warped lens of politics and manufacturing partisan sideshows. If we continue to undermine our own rule of law, we are doing Putin’s job for him."





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Senator McCain has shown more backbone than many others on his team. Good for him! More Republicans need to join him in openly condemning the Republican memo with all of its flaws and instead pushing for parity by also actively persuading Trump to release the Democratic Memo response.
 
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