Sen. Cory Booker is deeply concerned about the more-than-likely impending release of the Nunes memo, which Republicans claim reveals that the FBI used underhanded tactics to surveil members of the incoming Trump administration.
On SiriusXM’s Make It Plain with Mark Thompson, Booker said that the release of the memo would be “tantamount to treasonous.”
“This fury and fire that has been created within the right around this [memo] is to me tantamount to a dangerous conspiracy theory that can undermine the important work our Justice Department and intelligence communities do,” Booker said.
“When you violate the intelligence community’s mandates around classified documentation, what should be released, you could be betraying or, especially if you’re revealing sources and methods or giving some color to sources and methods, you are actually endangering fellow Americans in the intelligence community and our ability to source intelligence,” he continued. “So, to me, this is something that could be potentially viewed as treasonous.”
Booker is often considered a frontrunner to be the Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. Booker’s refutation of the Nunes memo further establishes him as a defender of the Russia investigation, and also as a staunch opponent to current Republican tactics to undermine the FBI and Justice Department.
Listen above, via SiriusXM.
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