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Nunes Admits Fine Print Shows DOJ Didn't Conceal Info

But panel chair says 'footnote' wasn't enough when it came to surveillance of Carter Page

(Newser) - There was a lot going on in the House Intelligence Committee memo declassified Friday by President Trump, but a key allegation was that the FBI didn't divulge the partisan leanings of dossier author Christopher Steele during the application process for surveillance on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The... More »

New Trump Decision: Whether to Release Democrats' Memo

House intelligence panel votes to release it, but final decision is up to the president

(Newser) - President Trump has one more big decision to make in regard to "the memo." The House intelligence panel on Monday voted unanimously to make public the Democratic rebuttal to the GOP's memo on the Russia investigation. As with the original memo, the president now has five days... More »

Democrats Want Vote on Releasing Their Own Memo

GOP expected to release more reports on 'wrongdoing'

(Newser) - Amid the fallout from the release of the GOP-produced memo on alleged FBI surveillance overreach, House Democrats are pushing for the release of their own memo. Democrats, who are expected to call for a vote in a Monday afternoon meeting of the House Intelligence Committee, say their document will serve... More »

Gowdy on Memo: Russia Probe Valid With or Without It

Sen. Dick Durbin, meanwhile, says memo could 'precipitate a constitutional crisis'

(Newser) - The memo released Friday by the House Intelligence Committee that alleges FBI and DOJ overreach has dominated the news cycle this week, and Sunday morning's news shows kept it top of mind, per the Hill . Some takes from both sides of the aisle:
  • GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy, who
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Trump Tweets About Memo: 'This Is an American Disgrace!'

President claims memo 'totally vindicates' him in Russia probe

(Newser) - President Trump on Saturday claimed complete vindication from a congressional memo that alleges the FBI abused its surveillance powers during the investigation into his campaign's possible Russia ties, the AP reports. "This memo totally vindicates 'Trump' in probe," the president tweeted from Florida. "But the... More »

Reax to the 'Memo': 'Headed Down a Dangerous Path'

Trump declassifies Nunes memorandum, frenetic spin on both sides ensues

(Newser) - Citing "extraordinary" circumstances, the much-anticipated GOP memo on alleged FBI surveillance abuse was given the all-clear Friday by the White House, which declassified the memo without redactions "in light of the significant public interest" in it, per a letter to House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes. At the... More »

James Comey Slams 'Weasels and Liars'

'All should appreciate the FBI speaking up'

(Newser) - James Comey says "all should appreciate the FBI speaking up" against "weasels and liars," adding, "I wish more of our leaders would." The defense of the bureau he used to head, before his firing in May, comes as the White House prepares to release a... More »

Reports: Trump Has Read Memo, Ready to Release

White House reportedly agrees to 'technical edits'

(Newser) - The saga over whether the White House will or won't release "the memo" may be over on Friday. Multiple reports—including at Fox News , ABC News , and the Washington Post —say President Trump has read the document and is set to release it. The White House, however,... More »

Schiff: Memo Trump Is Reviewing Was 'Secretly Altered'

A rep for Nunes counters the changes were cosmetic

(Newser) - The debate about whether to release a memo regarding FBI surveillance just took a twist: House Intelligence Committee ranking member Adam Schiff alleges the White House is debating the release of the wrong memo. In a letter sent to committee chair Devin Nunes, Schiff alleges that on Wednesday his staff... More »

FBI Has 'Grave Concerns' About Classified GOP Memo

But John Kelly says it will be released 'pretty quick'

(Newser) - The Washington Post calls it a "rare and remarkable standoff," and CNN says it's a "striking signal." Two days after House Republicans voted to release a memo regarding FBI surveillance and one day after President Trump was overheard saying he would release it , the FBI... More »

Trump's Thoughts on GOP Memo Caught on Camera

President overheard supporting release of Devin Nunes-led memo on FBI after State of the Union

(Newser) - President Trump was overheard Tuesday night telling a GOP lawmaker he's totally in favor of releasing a classified memo on the Russia investigation. "Oh yeah, don't worry," the president told South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan on the House floor after his first State of the Union... More »

Paul Ryan Has Warning for Fellow Republicans on Memo

Don't overstate its importance, he implores them

(Newser) - A House panel's decision to release a classified memo critical of the FBI and Justice Department's role in the Russia investigation continued to reverberate on Capitol Hill Tuesday, but Paul Ryan had a warning for his fellow Republicans. Politico reports that in a closed-door meeting, Ryan implored them... More »

Republican: Secret Memo on FBI Shows the 'Fix Was In'

Trump expected to authorize release of document

(Newser) - The House Intelligence Committee has voted to release a secret memo criticizing the Justice Department and FBI's handling of the Russia investigation—and President Trump, who has the final call, is expected to release it, despite protests from his own intelligence officials. Sources tell the Washington Post that Trump... More »

GOP Lawmaker on Mueller: 'Leave Him the Hell Alone'

And more from the Sunday morning talk show circuit

(Newser) - The future of Robert Mueller was the talk of the town on the Sunday morning talk shows, with politicians on both sides of the aisle weighing the need to protect the special counsel following a report Trump tried to fire him in June. "It’s pretty clear to me... More »

Furor Over Missing FBI Texts, 'Secret Society' Reference

The president calls it 'one of the biggest stories in a long time'

(Newser) - The texts called Donald Trump a "loathsome human" —but what did the missing texts say? That's what the Justice Department is trying to find out following the weekend revelation that five months' worth of messages between veteran FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page have... More »

Republicans Probing Alleged DOJ, FBI Corruption: Report

Group has met secretly for weeks to build case: Politico

(Newser) - President Trump has called the investigations into his campaign's ties to Russia a "witch hunt." This week, Donald Trump Jr. suggested they were part of a "rigged system" of "people at the highest levels of government" working to hurt the president. Some House Republicans apparently... More »

Hillary Clinton Subject of 2 New GOP Investigations

Lawmakers are looking into uranium sale, private email server

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton may have lost the presidential election, but she hasn't lost the interest of Republicans. USA Today reports GOP lawmakers on Tuesday announced two new investigations involving Clinton. The House Intelligence and House Oversight committees will be investigating the Obama administration's approval of the purchase by a... More »

Devin Nunes Steps Aside From House's Russia Inquiry

Republican chair of the intelligence panel recuses himself

(Newser) - Devin Nunes is removing himself from the House's investigation into possible ties between Russia and President Trump's team, reports Politico . The California Republican chairs the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Russian tampering in the presidential election, but Nunes has been accused of being too close to the... More »

New Figure in Trump Surveillance Story: Susan Rice

Right and left disagree on how big a deal this is

(Newser) - Former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice is back in the news again , this time regarding President Trump's wiretapping allegations. On the right, she is being accused of abusing her power while in office to "unmask," for political advantage, the names of Trump associates caught up in... More »

Trump Tells NBC to Stop Covering 'Phony' Russia Story

Trump left signing ceremony without signing orders

(Newser) - President Trump had Russia and NBC on his mind Saturday. "When will Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd and @NBCNews start talking about the Obama SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL and stop with the Fake Trump/Russia story," he tweeted . In a follow-up tweet , he slammed the 'Fake News Media for "pushing... More »

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