Shapiro on FISA Memo Release: 'Either Somebody Is Lying or Everybody Is Lying'
UPDATE: A controversial memo alleging U.S. government surveillance abuses was declassified by the White House on Friday.
Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge summarized some of the first excerpts.
Watch her analysis, here.
A controversial memo on purported surveillance abuses is expected to be made public on Friday morning, according to Fox News' John Roberts.
The memo, written by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes' office, has been the subject of partisan disagreement all week long.
Democrats have charged that Nunes and his Republican colleagues are seeking to undermine the Russia investigation by releasing the memo.
Republicans allege there was bias against President Trump by the FBI and have urged Trump to authorize the memo's release.
On "Fox & Friends" Thursday, Ben Shapiro said at this point, the American people must be allowed to see the contents of the memo and decide for themselves who is telling the truth.
"We just don't know who to trust. Either somebody is lying or everybody is lying," he said.
What if, instead of just declassifying memos about material that's classified, we just declassify the actual materials so we can all find out whether this is shambolic nonsense?
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 1, 2018
"Either Nunes is exaggerating the FBI's malfeasance or the FBI is fibbing about its own malfeasance or everybody is exaggerating everywhere."
Shapiro said he lays the blame on the Obama administration, since it's "pretty clear" there was an effort to "impede" the Hillary Clinton email probe, leading to mistrust from Americans about whether the FBI was being fair to both sides.
He said the lack of concrete evidence one way or the other is forcing people to "choose between narratives" based on innuendo and speculation.
Watch the full interview above.