House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi got a bit testy with CNN’s Chris Cuomo Monday night, telling the anchor that he didn’t know what he was talking about.
“Christopher Wray, the director of the FBI obviously recently selected by President Trump, he got the memo. He could have come out and said ‘This is reckless, don’t release it,’” Cuomo said.
“Let me just say this with all due respect, you really don’t know what you’re talking about right now,” Pelosi replied.
“But did Christopher Wray look at it or no?”
Pelosi said, “I can’t say whether he did or not but he did not, he did not–in order to redact, you have to have the people who know…”
“I’m not saying redact, I’m saying if these concerns are so sharp and obvious…” Cuomo interjected.
Pelosi shot back, “Well, they’ve already said not to release it. They already said not to release–the Justice Department already said it would be reckless to release it. You said that earlier.”
“The DOJ said it. We’ve been reporting it absolutely,” Cuomo said.
The Department of Justice has said that it would be “reckless” to release a classified House Intelligence Committee memo on alleged surveillance abuse without consulting the FBI and DOJ. (RELATED: Battle Over FISA Abuse Memo Heats Up)
The House Intelligence Committee voted to release that memo to the public Monday. (RELATED: House Intel Committee Votes To Release Spy Memo)