Thursday on MSNBC’s “All In,” Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-TX) said Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) was overhyping the House Intelligence Committee memo, which Castro claimed Nunes had not even read the underlying classified material.
Partial transcript as follows:
HAYES: I just want to be clear. This is our understanding. Adam Schiff says —I want to make sure I get this right that Nunes hasn’t read the underlying classified material.
CASTRO: That’s right. It’s amazing this was even released to the White House and that it could be made public when it looks like Chairman Nunes didn’t read it and really only two people including Adam Schiff on committee have read it. I have not read it. I said in that hearing I would prefer that neither memo be released the Republican or Democratic memo because nobody’s going to be able to see the source material and make an independence judgment for themselves.
HAYES: I just don’t even understand. This is a fact that Nunes didn’t read the source material?
HAYES: How does — I mean, it seems like a book report on a book you haven’t read.
CASTRO: That’s exactly what it is
HAYES: How could you even write a thing?
CASTRO: The memo itself is basically a political document. It’s a partisan document. And for whatever reason, Devin Nunes has decided to make his career a sacrifice fly for Donald Trump. That’s exactly what he’s doing. And for the White House and you know, I think when the memo comes out you’ll have folks on Fox news and Breitbart who will make the kind deal about that Donald Trump would like to see. That’s why we wanted to make sure both memos would be released at the same time if either would be released.
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