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GOP Lawmakers Release Memo Critical of FBI

GOP Lawmakers Release Memo Critical of FBI

Created: February 02, 2018 11:47 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led House Intelligence Committee has released a memo based on classified information that alleges the FBI abused U.S. government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference.

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The memo can be read at https://intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/memo_and_white_house_letter.pdf.

President Donald Trump cleared the way for publication of the controversial memo despite objections from the FBI. The four-page memo was drafted by Republicans on the committee chaired by Rep. Devin Nunes of California.

The FBI, Justice Department and Democrats have furiously lobbied Trump to stop the release. They say it could harm national security and mislead the public. Republicans on the committee have said they believe they've uncovered serious misconduct that needs to be made public.

Trump says the memo shows, "A lot of people should be ashamed of themselves."

Trump tells reporters Friday: "The memo was sent to Congress, it was declassified. Congress will do whatever they're going to do. But I think it's a disgrace what's happened in our country."


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