‘By Linda L Barton
Well, I never thought I’d live to see the day when a Democrat got upset during an interview on CNN, but the impossible has happened.
On Monday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made an appearance on CNN with host Chris Cuomo. It looks as though Botox Pelosi isn’t on board with the release of the Intel memo.
During the interview, Pelosi repeatedly questioned the validity of the GOP memo, which allegedly accuses the Department of Justice of surveillance abuses. She then went on to say the four-page document was a “total misrepresentation” and should be reviewed by the Department of Justice before being released to the public.
Pelosi was not pleased to be discussing the matter with Cuomo just hours after the House Intelligence Committee voted to make the memo public. With much protest from the Democrat leadership, the committee voted against releasing the Democratic countermemo. However, it will be available to every member of the House of Representatives to read.
During the heated discussion, Cuomo asked Pelosi why FBI Director Christopher Wray hasn’t publicly objected to the memo’s release. With a scowl on her face, Pelosi shot back: “Let me just say this, with all due respect, you really don’t know what you’re talking about right now.”
She then continued on to say the memo is merely a cover-up and distraction from the real issues in Washington, DC, like avoiding another shutdown of the federal government.
“I think House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has a major responsibility and what I call a cover-up of what they are doing. It’s really very sad. But again, it’s a cover-up, also it’s a distraction. What really, we are trying to do right now is keep the government open. They have a problem with that because they’re ineffective.” Pelosi could not offer a reason the GOP memo is false. She did, however, call on President Donald Trump to stop its release immediately.
The memo in question allegedly shows how the FBI may have illegally investigated Trump’s campaign. Lawmakers who have reviewed the document suggest it reveals the role the unverified Trump-Russia dossier played in the FBI’s surveillance warrant on Trump associates.
Like Cuomo said at one point during his back-and-forth with Pelosi, the only way to get to the bottom of this is for the Democrats and Republicans to release their respective memos “because they say, ‘You know what. We can’t trust you guys.’”
“It is hard. I have to believe, it’s hard for the American people to have faith that anybody in this city, where we are right now, is out for the truth,” Cuomo said.
Cuomo stated that the best way for getting to the bottom is having the Democrats and Republican releasing the memo. “It is hard. I have to believe, it’s hard for the American people to have faith that anybody in this city, where we are right now, is out for the truth,” Cuomo said.
As for Pelosi, she didn’t look too happy with the CNN anchor.