The House Intelligence Committee voted on Monday evening to release a classified memo prepared by House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes allegedly demonstrating government surveillance abuses during the 2016 campaign. Top Democrat on the committee Rep. Adam Schiff spoke to the press shortly after the vote to object to what he called a Republican attempt to "politicize the declassification process of intelligence."
"Today this committee voted to put the president’s personal interests, perhaps their own political interests, above the national interests," the Democrat said about the vote to release the Republican memo and not the Democratic memo.
"I think we have crossed a deeply regrettable line in this committee," Schiff said about House Intelligence. "For the first time in the ten years I have been on the committee, there was a vote to politicize the declassification process of intelligence."