UPDATED 12:56 PM PT — Mon. February 12, 2018
The White House cites top national security concerns as the reason why President Trump blocked the release of the Democrat FISA memo.
During an interview Monday, Deputy White House Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said the Democrat memo puts American lives at risk, because it reveals too much about classified sources and methods.
He accused Democrats of hypocrisy by trying to block the release of the Nunes memo over national security concerns, but then demanding their own memo be released.
Gidley said this is the perfect example of the left “playing politics” with national security.
“The president released the first memo — he declassified it because it did not reveal sources and methods…this report from the Democrats does not keep American lives safe,” said Hogan. “What it does…it reveals serious national security information that could, quite frankly, put our lives at risk, and the president is not going to do that.”
President Trump refused to release the memo last week, and ordered Democrats to make revisions to the 10 page document.