At the very least, memo raises major Russian Federation probe issues

At the very least, memo raises major Russian Federation probe issues

McGahn said Trump is still "inclined" to release the memo in the interest of transparency if revisions are made.

"I think any initial security issues or any sources and methods issues, they can be redacted without changing the substance of the Democratic memo", said King.

Last week, President Trump declassified for release a memo that the Republican majority on the House Intelligence Committee voted to publicly disclose.

An administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Wall Street Journal that Trump is expected to release the Democratic addendum to the four-page Republican memo on Friday. Democrats on the House intelligence panel responded with their own classified document, which they claim rebuts some of the assertions in the GOP memo.

The Democrats' memo is largely seen as a rebuttal to last week's document, furthering the partisan divide on the House Intelligence Committee.

Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX), who is leading the House Intelligence Committee's Russian Federation investigation, made a similar accusation on Tuesday. If they do not it's going to look like they're attempting to hide something from the Democrats, that they're burying information, and it's going to end up hurting them even worse than the Nunes memo did when it was revealed that Nunes had absolutely nothing and then later in the week he admitted that he lied in the memo about what the Federal Bureau of Investigation told the FISA Court.

"The court weighed that and still granted the application", Swalwell said.

Christopher Steele wrote the memos in the dossier while being funded by the Democratic National Convention and the Hillary Clinton campaign.

The most obvious one is that the committee members frequently attack each other over the investigation.

Jeff Malet Photography/NewscomDid the FBI mislead the federal surveillance court about the credibility of the information it submitted to get authorization to snoop on an aide to Donald Trump's presidential campaign?

The details are explained in a new report in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.

In other words, Steele's Trump-Russia dossier not only informed Clinton's campaign against Trump, it was also informed by it, making for a bit of circular logic.

Swalwell also said the FISA court was aware of the "likely political motivation" behind the dossier - a direct contradiction of what the Republicans' memo detailed. Any time a FISA warrant is renewed, law enforcement officials have to prove that their surveillance yielded actionable intelligence.

Though Strzok's text messages reveal bias in the FBI, many Democrats have pointed to the Papadopoulos information as justification for the investigation, which started before the release of the dossier. The White House now has five days to review the Democratic memo and decide whether its release would constitute a threat to national security.

Watters said Comey broke the law by presenting the unverified dossier to a FISA judge to obtain a surveillance warrant on Carter Page, a onetime Trump campaign adviser. "We'll brief the President on it and he'll have a decision to make as to what he wants to do with it: Should he do the same thing he did on the first memo and essentially declassify it or should he declassify it with some redactions".

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