Senior White House officials delayed the public disclosure of the Democratic ‘rebuttal’ to Devin Nunes’ recently released FISA memo due to “serious national security” concerns, adding that the left-wing document could possibly put “American lives” at risk.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley was speaking with Fox News when he slammed the liberal talking-points, saying the material included large amounts of “sensitive material” that could “put our lives at risk.
“This report from the Democrats does not keep American lives safe. It reveals serious national security information that could quite frankly put our lives at risk and the President is not going to do that,” said Gidley.
The Trump administraton notified Congress of its decision not to release the memo on Friday, but added it would permit the Department of Justice and the FBI to help Democrats craft a revised document that omitted large portions of the sensitive data.
“The Executive Branch stands ready to review any subsequent draft of the February 5th Memorandum for declassification at the earliest opportunity,” said the White House counsel.
Watch Gidley’s comments above.