President Trump is detailing why he chose not to authorize the release of the Democratic memo on the Russia investigation. On Twitter this morning, Trump said the Democrats submitted "a very political and long response memo which they knew would have to be heavily redacted, whereupon they would blame the White House for lack of transparency." The President added he told them to re-do the memo and send it back in proper form. The document is a response to a Republican memo released last week that alleged that biased members of the FBI helped secure a surveillance warrant against a former Trump campaign adviser.
The House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously Friday to send the memo to the White House, with the aim of having it released to the public. Democratic members of the committee claimed the GOP memo gave an incomplete picture of the investigation into alleged Russian influence on the Trump campaign.
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