Trump decides not to release the Schiff memo

Donald Trump says Democratic memo on Russia is 'very political', needs redactions

The White House says President Donald Trump has blocked the release of a memo drafted by Democrats that countered allegations by Republicans of abuse of powers related to the FBI's Russian Federation probe.

The White House informed this on Friday and said the Democratic memo contained several classified passages.

However, the letter adds that the president would be willing to review a new draft of the memo if they classify some parts, "given the public interest in transparency and in these unprecedented circumstances, the President has directed that Justice Department personnel be available to give technical assistance to the Committee, should the Committee wish to revise the February 5th Memorandum to mitigate the risks identified by the Department".

"The president's decision to block the Democratic memo from release is part of a unsafe and desperate pattern of cover-up on the part of the president", she said in a statement.

At the committee's Monday meeting where it voted to release the memo, Nunes expressed concerns that the Democratic memo went further than the Republican document in disclosing sources and methods.

The Nunes memo alleges that Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department officials relied on an unsubstantiated dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele to get a warrant to conduct surveillance of Page, who served on the Trump campaign's foreign policy advisory team.

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Trump also seized on revelations in the Nunes memo that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein approved a warrant application for surveillance on Page, raising the specter that the president could fire him which would trigger a potential crisis in who would oversee Mueller's investigation, since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the probe.

Democrats in Congress were not pleased with the decision.

"Russia tried to interfere with our election in 2016, with or without a dossier", said Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., a former prosecutor and member of the House intelligence panel who helped advise staff on the GOP memo.

That led the Democrats to write a memo of their own in an attempt to refute the allegations in the Republican memo.

"Donald Trump's double standard when it comes to transparency is appalling", said Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer.

"In order to rebut the errors, omissions and distortions in the Republican-drafted memo, we have included certain details beyond the revelations made public by the release of the majority's document", Schiff said. Millions of Americans are asking one simple question: "what is he hiding?"

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