Shea-Porter Statement on Nunes Memo
WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement after House Republicans released a misleading memo authored by House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes:
“This afternoon, House Republicans, led by Speaker Ryan, released a dangerous and misleading memo that attacks our law enforcement agencies in a shameful attempt to undermine these institutions. There is only one purpose for this memo: to discredit, and ultimately disband, Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation into President Trump and his associates. This investigation must be allowed to continue and follow the facts wherever they lead.
“I agree with Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, who said, ‘Our nation’s elected officials, including the president, must stop looking at this investigation through the warped lens of politics and manufacturing partisan sideshows. If we continue to undermine our own rule of law, we are doing Putin’s job for him.’
“This memo’s release goes well beyond partisan politics. It is a reckless attempt to put the president’s political survival ahead of our national security and the rule of law.”