Linda Sánchez Statement on Release of Nunes Memo

February 2, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair, today released the following statement after President Trump approved the release of this distorted memo authored by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes:

“Protecting the integrity of our elections is not a partisan political issue. But from day one, Donald Trump and his Republican cronies in Congress have tried to undermine the ongoing federal investigation into the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia during the 2016 election. The memo released by the president, Speaker Paul Ryan, and Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes plays right into the hands of Vladimir Putin. When Americans lose confidence in our government, its institutions, and the rule of law it weakens our country.

“This memo is a deceitful attempt to damage the credibility of the FBI and the Department of Justice masquerading as ‘transparency’. The saddest part of this entire charade is that Republicans seem so willfully ignorant that they are being manipulated by a foreign enemy. But I have the utmost faith that the American people will see this sham memo for what it truly is, an attempt to distract from the investigation of Russian interference in our election.”