Report: House Intel Source Says Nunes Edits To FISA Memo Were Made BEFORE Vote To Release

In his unrelenting efforts to keep the FISA abuse memo classified, has Dem Rep. Adam Schiff been caught in his biggest lie yet?

The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross tweeted Thursday that a House Intelligence Committee Republican told him the edits were made to the memo prior to the vote. This new information contradicts Schiff’s claim about the memo being altered after it was released. It also raises questions if Schiff even read the reported edits made prior to voting on its release.

“A House Intel Committee Republican source is telling me that edits to the FISA memo were made *before* the committee voted to release. Suggests maybe Democrats didn’t see the changes, which source says were “minor” edits,” tweeted Ross.

“Reading Schiff’s letter closely, he alleges that Nunes “secretly altered” the memo between when it was made available to Congress on Jan. 18 and when it was provided to the White House,” Ross added.

Another question that comes to mind is, how many edits were made?

In a letter published Wednesday night, Schiff claimed the memo was altered after the House Intelligence Committee voted for its release.

Missed Schiff hitting the panic button last night? The California Democrat tweeted this Wednesday evening:


“BREAKING: Discovered late tonight that Chairman Nunes made material changes to the memo he sent to White House – changes not approved by the Committee. White House therefore reviewing a document the Committee has not approved for release.”

Shortly after Schiff’s tweet, the Washington Examiner‘s Byron York set the record straight. The “material changes,” were in fact mere “‘grammatical and clarifying’ fixes,” along with a modification requested by Democrats.

But it is not clear from York’s statements when these edits were made.

“On FBI-requested change to House Intel memo, remember that Nunes showed memo to Wray on Sunday, to two FBI officials on Monday, and WH showed to five more FBI officials on Tuesday. Not shocking that change would be made to address FBI concerns,” added York.

“On re-vote: Committee can just do it Monday, with White House release immediately after. World won’t end. OTOH, Congress often does not make members re-vote on ‘technical and conforming’ changes. If these changes go beyond that, they can re-vote.”

 

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