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GOP lawmakers release memo showing FBI was bias against Trump campaign

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12:25 p.m.
 
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.
 
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.
 

READ THE MEMO: http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Components/HouseIntelligenceCommitteeMemo_Unclassified.pdf
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12:02 p.m.
 
President Donald Trump says a newly declassified GOP memo alleging FBI abuses 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."
 
Trump's decision to declassify the memo clears the way for the public release of the document. The memo was prepared by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee based on classified information and alleges the FBI abused U.S. government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference.
 
The FBI says it has "grave concerns" about the memo's accuracy.
 
READ THE MEMO: http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Components/HouseIntelligenceCommitteeMemo_Unclassified.pdf
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11:55 a.m.
 
The White House says it has declassified a GOP-authored memo on the Russia probe. That clears the way for the House Intelligence Committee to release the document, which is based on classified information and alleges the FBI abused U.S. government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference.
 
Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah says 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.
 
READ THE MEMO: http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Components/HouseIntelligenceCommitteeMemo_Unclassified.pdf
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7:12 a.m.
 
President Donald Trump is lashing out at Democrats, as he criticizes the FBI over the investigation of potential ties between Russia and his 2016 campaign.
 
Trump tweeted a quote from the head of the conservative group Judicial Watch Friday morning.
 
He tweeted: "'You had Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party try to hide the fact that they gave money to GPS Fusion to create a Dossier which was used by their allies in the Obama Administration to convince a Court misleadingly, by all accounts, to spy on the Trump Team.' Tom Fitton, JW"
 
Fitton appeared on "Fox and Friends" Friday.
 
Trump is expected to clear the way for the publication of a classified memo on the Russia investigation that Republicans say shows improper use of surveillance by the FBI.

READ THE MEMO: http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Components/HouseIntelligenceCommitteeMemo_Unclassified.pdf 
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6:45 a.m.
 
President Donald Trump is accusing the FBI and Justice Department of playing politics "in favor of Democrats and against Republicans."
 
Trump tweets: "The top Leadership and Investigators of the FBI and the Justice Department have politicized the sacred investigative process in favor of Democrats and against Republicans - something which would have been unthinkable just a short time ago. Rank & File are great people!"
 
White House officials say President Donald Trump will allow the publication of a classified memo prepared by Republicans accusing the FBI of abusive surveillance tactics in the Russia investigation.
 
The memo is said to allege FBI misconduct in the initial stages of its investigation of potential ties between Russia and Trump's 2016 campaign.
 

READ THE MEMO: http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Components/HouseIntelligenceCommitteeMemo_Unclassified.pdf
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12:19 a.m.
 
White House officials say President Donald Trump will clear the way for the publication of a classified memo on the Russia investigation.
 
The memo, prepared by Republicans on the House intelligence committee, is said to allege FBI misconduct in the initial stages of its investigation of potential ties between Russia and Trump's 2016 campaign.
 
Trump's Justice Department furiously lobbied Trump to stop the release, saying it could harm national security and mislead the public.
 
A White House official said Congress would probably be informed of the decision Friday. A second official said Trump was likely to declassify the congressional memo but the precise method for making it public was still being figured out. The officials were not authorized to be quoted about private deliberations and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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