Trump blocks Democratic memo from Intelligence Committee

Trump blocks Democratic memo from Intelligence Committee

Trump blocks Democratic memo from Intelligence Committee

The White House notified the House Intelligence Committee on Friday that the president was "unable" to declassify the Democratic memo because of national security concerns.

The White House also released a letter sent to Mr McGahn by Mr Wray and to Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein, expressing concerns about the memo's release "in light of longstanding principles regarding the protection of intelligence sources and methods, ongoing investigations, and other similar sensitive information".

Trump used a Twitter post to explain his Friday night decision to block the release of the Democratic document, which counters one released February 2 by the panel's Republicans. "And if the Republicans were really concerned about this, because everything that I have seen the Federal Bureau of Investigation acted completely appropriately, they would have invited the Federal Bureau of Investigation before a committee as I urged them to do and asked them questions", said Schiff, ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee.

Trump on Saturday tweeted that the Democrats knew their memo would have to be heavily redacted.

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It was not immediately clear what recourse Democrats might seek against the president's decision to hold up the release of their memo.

Trump claimed that memo "totally vindicates 'Trump, '" even though some Republicans like Rep. Trey Gowdy, the only Republican on the House Intelligence Committee to have actually seen the FISA applications, said the memo has nothing to do with the Russian Federation probe.

House Intelligence Committee Chief Devin Nunes urged Democrats on Friday, to make the appropriate technical changes and redactions to the classified document.

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The dueling memos from different members of the House Intelligence Committee relate to an ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election. But Democrats and Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who helped draft the GOP memo, have said it shouldn't be used to undermine the special counsel. "Their memo is sitting at the House Intelligence Committee down at the bottom of the Capitol waiting to be redacted", he said.

The Democratic memo reportedly rebuts claims in the GOP document that investigators misled a judge when seeking a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to spy on former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page. It instead instructed Democrats to work with the Justice Department to adjust the memo so that it could be released publicly.

Democrats say their memo contains corrections to errors and omissions in the Republican document. The move intensified extreme partisanship surrounding the Russian Federation investigation that is sparking suggestions that Trump is coordinating with Republicans to discredit Mueller's work.

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Lewandowski accused Democrats of creating "another partisan issue" with their counter-memo due to putting information that "they knew the White House could not sign off on because of national security reasons".

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