Devin Nunes wants 'ridiculous' Democratic memo released

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Last week, the president approved declassification of the Republican memo compiled by Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican and chairman of the intelligence committee, saying the four-page document did not present any national security concerns, despite Democrats' insistence to the contrary. 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.

The Associated Press reported on the announcement at 7:49 PM.

"We actually want the Democratic memo out".

Trump explained why he chose to block the memo on Twitter Saturday, calling for Democrats on the panel to "re-do" it.

"Millions of Americans are asking one simple question: What is he hiding?"

The longer he drags out his fight to block the Democratic memo, the more people will question why he is trying so hard to hide it.

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This move by @realDonaldTrump confirms what we have all known for weeks - that his decision to release the #NunesMemo was a blatantly political move made without concern for national security. The president tweeted about this, as I'm sure you're also well aware yesterday that we read that for the audience, "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". Congressman was the memo improperly drafted and in bad form?

Feinstein's statement Friday also said any changes that need to be made for the Schiff memo to be declassified should be made swiftly and the memo "should be released". "Their memo is sitting at the House Intelligence Committee down at the bottom of the Capitol waiting to be redacted", the California Republican told Fox News.

The disagreements have escalated over the a year ago as Democrats have charged that Republicans aren't taking the panel's investigation into Russian election meddling seriously enough.

In addition to alleging abuse of FISA warrants by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the memo produced by Nunes and declassified earlier this month also said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had approved of at least one FISA warrant to conduct surveillance on Page, which left questions about whether Trump would fire Rosenstein.

On Friday, White House spokesman Raj Shah said Trump discussed the Democratic document with the White House counsel's office, FBI Director Christopher Wray and another top Justice Department official.

Democrats have countered that the GOP memo was inaccurate and a misleading collection of "cherry-picked" details. The Democratic memo is thought to elaborate on those points.

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