A flustered Nancy Pelosi alternated between manic and panic on Monday during an appearance on CNN.
She lectured host Chris Cuomo as he asked about the FISA memo the House Intelligence Committee voted to release publicly earlier in the day.
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When asked if she thinks it will “put lives at stake if the memo comes out,” Pelosi responded, “We’re not saying that intelligence that is necessary for other countries to share with us, why would they put it at the mercy of Dennis Nunes, who doesn’t even memo and say to the American people should see it,” she said incoherently, calling Devin Nunes by the wrong first name.
“The American people — they have their own jobs to do. They’re not there saying, ‘Now I’m going to redact the memo because I know what is true and what is false,” Pelosi said.
“No, I’m saying you guys redact what you need to redact and let the American people decide,” Cuomo responded.
“But they– that’s not, that’s the way intelligence works,” Pelosi stammered. “You, you — that’s not the way it works,” she repeated.
Pelosi attempted to change the subject before Cuomo dragged her back to the fact that Democrats don’t want Americans to read the analysis.
When Cuomo said FBI Director Christopher Wray could say it would be “reckless” to release the memo, Pelosi lectured, “Let me just say this with all due respect, “You really don’t know what you’re talking about right now,” sternly staring at the host.
Earlier in the day, Ranking Member Adam Schiff sniffed:
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.”
What could be in the memo that Democrats don’t want Americans to see?