Rep. Biggs: Democratic Memo Deserves to Be Learn by Individuals

Rep. Biggs: Democratic Memo Deserves to Be Learn by Individuals

Rep. Biggs: Democratic Memo Deserves to Be Learn by Individuals

U.S. President Donald Trump blocked the release of a classified document written by congressional Democrats in an attempt to counter a Republican document that claimed Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department bias against him in the probe of Russia's involvement in the 2016 Russian elections.

"The Democrats sent a very political and long response memo which they knew, because of sources and methods (and more), would have to be heavily redacted, whereupon they would blame the White House for lack of transparency", Trump said in a tweet.

The Democratic memo is expected to elaborate on these points.

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.

Trump wrote on Twitter after the release that the memo "totally vindicates" him in the ongoing investigation into his campaign's alleged links to Russian Federation.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, blasted Trump's decision.

Steele told a DOJ official that he was "desperate that Donald Trump not get elected president". It will argue that it is just handling classified information with care, but it did not demonstrate that level of care last week when it forced through the Nunes memo.

Trump called the memo "very political and long" in a tweet on Saturday and said he told Democrats "to re-do".

Among the Republicans who publicly criticized the president for refusing to release the rebuttal was Justin Amash, of MI, who said the public has a right to examine both documents and draw their own conclusions.

Sure. (Although it bears noting that Intelligence Committee Republicans did unanimously vote for its release.) Is it possible there will be only minor changes?

Rep. Adam Schiff, R-Calif., the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said, "After promising to treat the Democratic response in precisely the same way (as the GOP memo), the White House now seeks to have the Democratic memo sent back to committee and revised by the same majority that produced the flawed Nunes document to begin with". He approved the release of the GOP memo over the objections of FBI Director Christopher Wray, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Nearly immediately after the White House made its announcement on Friday evening, Google searches for the phrase "Democratic memo" spiked to a new high, reflecting a surge of interest in the topic. "All we can do is make criminal referrals", the California Republican said.

But while Politico's David Siders frames the site as offering Nunes "a way around the often unflattering coverage of his role in the Trump-Russia investigation", it's not at all clear that anyone, including Nunes, has cared enough about the site for that to be true. They could accept Trump's offer for help from the Justice Department to scrub the memo of sensitive information. "Any minor redactions should be made as quickly as possible and the memo should be released". But that would require the support of Republicans on the panel.

The surveillance warrant application itself remains under tight seal. He announced he would recuse himself from that investigation past year, and his work on the committee culminated recently in a dispute over a GOP memo he spearheaded alleging FBI surveillance abuses.

"Their goal here is to put the FBI on trial, to put Bob Mueller's investigation on trial, and the president is only too happy to accommodate", Schiff said.

Donald Trump has blocked the release of a classified memo written by House Democrats about the FBI's investigation into alleged Russian election interference.