Stefanik Statement on Public Release of Intel Committee Memo
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Member of the House Intelligence Committee, commented on the public release of the Majority Memo. Congresswoman Stefanik supported public release of the memo in a Committee vote. She also supported releasing the Schiff/minority memo to the full House for review before moving to release that document publicly as well, which is the same process that the Majority/Republican memo has undergone. Congresswoman Stefanik will vote to support public release of the Schiff/minority memo after her colleagues in the House have reviewed it.
“I am a strong proponent of transparency and believe that the public has a right to know about potential FISA abuses that are outlined in this document,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “My colleagues and I have handled this memo in accordance with all House and Committee rules, and there is no information in this memo that would jeopardize national security.
“The House Intelligence Committee plays a vital role for oversight of the Intelligence Community. This memo is not intended to undermine the Special Counsel, whose investigation I have consistently supported. My hope is that transparent and public release of this information will help inform the public about abuses that have occurred, and will spur needed reform and accountability so that similar abuses will not occur under any administration, Democrat or Republican.”