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Rep. Zeldin: Does Schiff Memo Exist?

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-New York) questioned the existence of the so-called "counter memo" produced by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California), a document that Schiff alleges refutes claims made in the GOP's classified memo on FISA abuses.

Congressman Adam Schiff

Schiff is a member of the House Intelligence Committee, a congressional body that voted on Monday evening to release the FISA memo (pending further authorization from President Donald Trump, who previously signaled his willingness to declassify the document).

According to POLITICO, the GOP's memo "reportedly shows how FBI officials concealed the use of political opposition research in their application to surveil members of the Trump campaign." Expected to contain explosive content, the document triggered the popular #ReleaseTheMemo campaign on Twitter.

According to Town Hall's Guy Benson, the GOP's memo could have had a role in the ouster of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who stepped down from his post on Monday.

Long known to be the leaker-in-chief on the committee, Schiff is a staunch believer in conspiracy theories regarding President Trump's alleged communications with the Kremlin over the course of the 2016 presidential election.

Regarding Schiff's memo, Zeldin wrote: