Last night, President Donald Trump was sauntering up the aisle in the House chamber, shaking hands and being showered with praise after his powerful State of the Union address.
The cameras followed him along as he chatted with lawmakers. At one point, everything he was saying could be clearly heard, despite the raucous atmosphere.
"Mr. President, let's release the memo," Rep. Jeff Duncan, a South Carolina Republican, said to Trump on the live camera feed.
"Don't worry. 100%" Trump said as he shook Duncan's hand — making a gesture with the other that said, "Done." "Can you imagine?"
"Yes sir," Duncan said.
Trump then pointed at an unseen person in the distance and, smiling, added: "He'd be too angry."
"Ha ha," Duncan said. "You do it."
Congressional Democrats are freaked out by the House vote on Monday to release a four-page memo that outlines allegations that former president Barack Obama's Justice Department and his hand-picked minions at the FBI abused a surveillance program in order to spy on President-elect Donald Trump.
The memo, produced by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and his staff, claims the FBI abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in obtaining a warrant for a former Trump campaign foreign policy advisor.
Trump has five days following the vote to decide if he'll release the memo. That means the deadline is Friday. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement on Tuesday saying there are "no current plans" to release the memo.
But Trump "has told aides he wants the memo released as quickly as possible," CNN reported.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) last week said Congress cannot release the memo because the American public won't be able to understand it. "Well, because the American people, unfortunately, don’t have the underlying materials and therefore they can’t see how distorted and misleading this document is," he said.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House, said Republicans were "making up a false memo," and, sticking to talking points, said Americans can't fathom the document without all the supporting information.
On Monday, she got snippy with Dem-friendly CNN host Chris Cuomo who asked why FBI Director Christopher Wray has not objected to the release of the document if it's so dangerous. "Let me just say this with all due respect, you really don’t know what you’re talking about right now," she spat.