Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

Pingree Voices Concerns About Misleading Intelligence Memo

Jan 30, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement today after reviewing a partisan memo the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has voted to release. She also reviewed a Democratic-drafted memo that the committee’s GOP members have blocked from becoming public.
“ If the release of this memo is truly about transparency, then Chairman Nunes would have supported the release of the Democratic-drafted memo as well. I viewed both memos today to get the full story. Republicans should not be making national security decisions in order to politically protect an embattled President Trump. As members of Congress, we should always put national security and the American public first in our decision making, not our political parties.”