Quigley Statement on the Release of the Misleading Majority Memo
“The release of the Majority’s classified memo is extraordinarily reckless and will do permanent damage to the House Intelligence Committee’s work, which has a scope much larger than Russian election interference. By breaking the mutual understanding between the DOJ, FBI, and House Intelligence Committee, President Trump, Speaker Ryan, and House Republicans have all become complicit in the degradation of our democratic institutions and the undermining of key national security relationships that keep us safe. This biased, incomplete, and in many instances completely false, document may provide Chairman Nunes and his allies with what they perceive as a short-term political win, but it will come at the great expense of our national security and will break the critical trust between HPSCI and the Intelligence Community. It is clear that Republicans are willing to risk a constitutional crisis in order to protect this president – even at the expense of protecting the American people.
“The public has a right to know the extent to which the White House had a role in the creation of this misleading memo. I still await answers to my questions regarding the Trump Administration’s involvement.”