The Justice Department also expressed concern last week over the release of the report, saying that it could harm national security interests if sensitive information about sources and investigative methods are disclosed.
Trump informed Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week via his Chief of Staff John Kelly that the memo should be made public, the Washington Post reported on Friday. "The President will make a determination", Shah said on CNN's "New Day". House Republicans have pressed for the memo to be released publicly.
The House Intelligence committee has voted to release a memo written by Republicans on that panel, which reportedly alleges misconduct by top FBI officials, on how that law enforcement agency handled the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections, and any possible connections to the campaign of President Donald Trump.
Trump has repeatedly called for the memo's release, likely in the hope that it would vindicate his belief that the multiple probes being conducted are a partisan "witch hunt" - a claim Trump has made on multiple occasions. If you are interested in who paid for the dossier, if you are interested in Christopher Steele's relationship with Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, then yes, you will want the memo to come out. It cites the role of deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein and outgoing deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe for their roles in overseeing aspects of the investigation, according to a source briefed on the matter.
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"We don't know what's in the memo". Some have made statements suggesting the memo confirms that premise. Some Senate Republicans have said they are wary of releasing a document with classified information before it has been reviewed by the intelligence community.
Mr. Davis said he read the memo drafted by Rep. Devin Nunes, the California Republican who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, but said he signed a nondisclosure agreement that prevents him from making any comment or characterization about it. A House Intelligence Committee spokesman told The Hill that vote applied only to House members, which means senators were not granted access to view its contents. It was based on classified material obtained from the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation with House Speaker Paul Ryan's backing.
"I can tell you that the memo that they reference is a total misrepresenation", Pelosi added, as Democrats ridiculed the move, saying it's nothing but an effort to discredit the overall Russian Federation probe.
House Democrats have insisted that the memo is an attempt to undermine the FBI and Robert Mueller's investigation.
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