Donald Trump Has Read Controversial FBI Intelligence Memo; Plans to Release on Friday

February 1, 2018

 

A White House official confirmed to reporters that President Donald Trump has read the House Intelligence Committee FISA memo after the committee voted to release it to the public.

 

Reporters questioned the president after Democrats protested the release of the memo, but neither he nor his chief of staff John Kelly would respond to questions about whether the White House would allow its public release.

 

Trump is currently in West Virginia to deliver a scheduled speech to a meeting of House and Senate Republicans.

A Fox News report cites sources that say Trump will declassify the memo on Friday, despite a few technical edits made by House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes.

 

 

 

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer responded by demanding Speaker Paul Ryan remove Nunes as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, accusing him of “dangerous partisanship.”

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