As President Trump exited the House Chamber after his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) implored the president, “Let’s release the memo.”
“Don’t worry — 100 percent!” Trump assured him. “Can you imagine that?” he added with a wave of his hand. As he moved on, Trump pointed at Duncan and said, “You’d be too angry …”
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 31, 2018
GOP lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines Monday to release the four-page memo detailing alleged surveillance abuses. Now, it’s up to President Trump to decide whether to release the controversial document.
The White House, which has a maximum of five days to object to the memo’s release, said it would “conduct a legal and national security review” before the president makes the decision.