Adam Schiff: Wray and Rosenstein Warned Trump’s Order to Release Russia Docs Crosses ‘Red Line’

House Intelligence Committee ranking minority member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is saying that FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — President Donald Trump‘s own Department of Justice appointees — have told him that the president’s order to declassify documents related to the Russia investigation cross a red line.

Appearing on New Day, the House Democrat rebutted comments from his colleague, House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) — who has called it “laughable” to think the release of the documents endangers national security.

“This is not just Democrats on the Intelligence Committee saying that,” Schiff said. This is from the FBI, the Republican appointed director of the FBI who has told us in terms of this being a red line and it should be treated at the Gang of Eight level. This is what the deputy attorney general appointed by the administration, Republican president, has told us. That ought to be respected.”

According to Schiff, the documents in question are so sensitive that not only should the public not be allowed to see them, but even other members of Congress should be restricted.

“We have been told by the FBI and Justice Department that some of this material not only shouldn’t be shared with the public, but shouldn’t be shared even with other members of the Congress outside of the Gang of Eight,” Schiff said.

Watch above, via CNN.

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