Schiff: Intel Committee Put Trump’s Interest ‘Above The National Interest’ [VIDEO]

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Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said Monday that Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee voted to put President Trump’s interest “above the national interest.”


“We had votes today to politicize the intelligence process, to prohibit the FBI and the Department of Justice from expressing their concerns to our committee and to the House, and to selectively release to the public only the majority’s distorted memo without the full facts,” Schiff told reporters. (RELATED: House Intel Committee Votes To Release Spy Memo)

“A very sad day I think in the history of this committee. As I said to my committee colleagues during this hearing, sadly we can fully expect that the president of the United States will not put the national interest over his own personal interest,” the Democrat said. “But it is a sad day indeed when that is also true of our own committee. Today this committee voted to put the presidents personal interest, perhaps their own political interest come above the national interest in denying themselves even the ability to hear from the department and the FBI.” (RELATED: Trey Gowdy Gives Clues To What’s In FISA Abuse Memo [VIDEO])

“And that is, I think, a deeply regrettable state of affairs, but it does show how, in my view, when you have a deeply flawed person in the Oval Office, that flaw can infect the whole of government and today tragically it infected our committee.”

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