Trump Blocks Release of Schiff Memo, After Release of Nunes Memo

HeadlineFeb 12, 2018
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Back in Washington, D.C., President Trump has blocked the release of a Democratic memo that refutes the arguments of the controversial, now-released memo written by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes. The Nunes memo purported to show the FBI and Justice Department abused their authority by placing Trump campaign adviser Carter Page under surveillance in 2016 over his ties to Russia. The counter memo, written by the House Intelligence Committee’s highest-ranking Democratic member, Adam Schiff, refutes those claims and was declassified by the committee last week. But over the weekend, Trump blocked the release of that memo, even though he allowed the Nunes memo to be released.

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