On Wednesday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) denied allegations that he had taken classified documents home with him. The allegations were made by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) during an interview with Fox News.
Nunes said that Schiff had taken documents that were “highly classified” and “very sensitive” home with him. He also claimed that Schiff had “lied” about the documents to the committee.
In response, Schiff said that he had never taken any documents home with him. He also said that Nunes was “making things up” and “spreading false information.”
The dispute between the two lawmakers stems from their disagreement over the release of the controversial Nunes memo. The memo, which was released in February, alleges that the FBI and the Department of Justice abused their surveillance powers in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The memo has been the subject of intense debate and criticism, with Democrats arguing that it was an attempt to discredit the ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.
Schiff has been a vocal critic of the memo, and has accused Nunes of selectively releasing information in order to undermine the investigation.
Nunes has denied these accusations and has accused Schiff of “hiding” documents from the committee. He also accused Schiff of “lying” about the documents.
For his part, Schiff has denied all of Nunes’ accusations and has said that he has never taken any documents home with him. He has also accused Nunes of “spreading false information” and attempting to “obstruct” the investigation into Russian interference.
The dispute between the two lawmakers is likely to continue in the coming weeks, as the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election continues.