President Trump was caught on a hot mic, promising to release a classified memo he has never read. The president was caught on camera with Representative Jeff Duncan, who said “Let’s release the memo” to which Trump responded, “Oh yeah, oh, don’t worry, 100%.”
According to an interview with Sarah Huckabee Sanders that happened after the State of the Union address, the president hadn’t seen this memo yet, even though he promised to release it.
The memo in question was written by House Republicans to defend Trump from special council Mueller’s investigation. But the FBI and the Department of Justice both say that the memo is inaccurate and are calling this move “extraordinarily reckless.”
Trump still has time to review the memo before deciding if it should be publicly released. But he seems to have already made up his mind. The Democrats actually wrote their own memo detailing what they said were inaccuracies in the GOP memo, but Republicans voted no to release that one.
“The ‘release the memo’ crowd apparently doesn’t want to release the memo now.” Democratic Representative Adam Shiff stated.
There have been a lot of attempts to discredit Mueller lately in light of the investigation — maybe this memo will end up leading to someone’s implication.