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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Representing the 25th District of New York

Rules Committee Ranking Member Slaughter Statement on the Release of the Partisan Nunes Memo

February 2, 2018
Press Release

ROCHESTER, NY — Rules Committee Ranking Member Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25) issued the following statement in reaction to the release of the partisan memo authored by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (CA-22):

“House Republicans, led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, just endangered our national security and launched an unprecedented attack on the FBI and the Department of Justice while divulging information to foreign enemies. The security agencies have been working to figure out what Carter Page was up to long before the 2016 campaign or any dossier was ever compiled. The Democratic memo should be immediately released with appropriate redactions to protect national security so the public can get the full picture. The entire country better hope this does not lead to the firing of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, which is the intent of releasing this memo, along with trying to stop Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation.”