Late Monday afternoon the House Intelligence Committee voted to release a memo containing information Republicans argue Americans have the right to see. Because of the classified nature of its content, which allegedly shows wrongdoing by the FBI during the 2016 presidential election, President Trump must review the memo before it can be released to the public for viewing.
But according to Congressman Trey Gowdy, a Committee member and former prosecutor who help write the memo, Democrats have done everything possible to keep Americans from seeing the information it contains.
"My Democrat colleagues didn't want us to find this information. They did everything they could to keep us from finding this information," Gowdy said during an interview Tuesday morning with Fox and Friends. "I think it will be embarrassing to Adam Schiff once people realize the extent he went to kept them from learning any of this."
"If it were up to Adam Schiff you wouldn't know about Hillary Clinton's email, you wouldn't know about the server, you wouldn't know about the server, you wouldn't know who paid for the dossier," he continued. "I do find it ironic he has his own memo now because if it were up to him, we wouldn't know any of it."
Schiff, who serves as the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, opposes the release of the memo and says it doesn't accurately portray the FBI's behavior and takes classified information out of context.
President Trump has until Saturday to make a decision about releasing it.