Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Monday that the classified FISA memo is “like having nothing mustard,” yet insisted that it still shouldn’t be released.
“I can’t discuss the contents of the memo,” Lieu said, “but I can say it’s worse than a nothing burger. It’s like having nothing mustard. There’s factual inaccuracies, it’s misleading, and if they’re going to release that memo then they have to release the Democratic memo so that the public has a full view of actually what happened.”
Blitzer said, “And remind our viewers, the Democratic memo does what?”
“The Democratic memo would be a response to this highly partisan four-page memo that Devin Nunes and his staff wrote,” the congressman replied. (RELATED: Battle Over FISA Abuse Memo Heats Up)
Blitzer asked, “So you’re saying if the Republican memo is released, the Democratic memo should also be released simultaneously. Does that too contain classified information?”
“So both memos are classified. So, I urged that none of these memos be released, because I don’t think it’s really going to be helpful to the dialogue. But, if they’re going to release one, they absolutely have to release the other. Or else it’s just partisan Republican talking points,” Lieu replied. (RELATED: House Intel Likely To Vote Tonight To Declassify Memo On Obama Spying Of Trump Aides)