Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., rebuffed the Justice Department after it sent a letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., warning against the release of a memo on alleged surveillance abuses without giving access to the agency.
Such a move would be “extraordinarily reckless,” Stephen Boyd, the assistant attorney general for legislative affairs, wrote in a letter to Nunes on Wednesday.
“I would say this to my friend Stephen Boyd, let’s lower the rhetoric,” Gowdy said in response on CNN during an evening interview with Erin Burnett.
Gowdy, a member of the House Intelligence Committee who has been instrumental in talks about the process for releasing the four-page memo to the public, said he doesn’t care if the agency sees the report, even though the FBI, which is under the jurisdiction of DOJ, says it was blocked from gaining access to it.
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