‘If Democrats Are Truly Interested In Transparency…’: GOP Lawmaker Calls Out Intel Chairman

Republican Congressman Mark Meadows is calling out his Democratic colleague Adam Schiff over the “transparency” of his party.

Shortly after taking back a majority in the House of Representatives, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would be operating the chamber with more transparency to the American people about the actions of Congress and those of the Trump administration.

Pelosi was echoed by newly-tapped Democratic chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Adam Schiff.

Meadows called out Schiffs less-than-impressive “transparency” in a tweet which read: “If Adam Schiff and Democrats are truly interested in transparency, how about we declassify documents so Americans can see the full truth.”

The tweet specifically mentions declassifying documents relating to former Trump campaign staffer George Papadopoulos.

“Let’s start with the docs on George Papadopoulos. Schiff knows, I know, and the FBI knows that Papadopoulos was not part of any collusion,” Meadows continued in the tweet.

It should be noted that Republicans could have authorized the release of these documents when the Republican Party held a majority in the House, before the November 2018 elections.

In another tweet, Meadows expressed his surprise that Chairman Schiff wants to expand the Russian investigation effort.

“So after nearly two years of investigations, zero evidence of collusion, and plenty of debunked conspiracy theories—including from Chairman Schiff himself—Congressional Democrats now want to EXPAND the Russia probe. Seriously.”

“Remember: Adam Schiff (and many on the left) repeatedly said GOP memo detailing FISA abuse was wrong,” the Republican added in another tweet. “Transcripts from FBI/DOJ witnesses not only prove Schiff statements false, but confirm FISA abuse. FBI knew there was NO collusion for months yet continued the investigation.”