President Donald Trump will be said to be fine with House Republicans releasing a classified memo of which has prompted intense debate within the controversy over Trump’s alleged ties to Russia.
The memo, which will be said to detail alleged surveillance abuses by the FBI as well as also Justice Department as part of the probe into Russian election meddling, was sent to President Donald Trump via the House Intelligence Committee following a party-line vote on Monday. The voting rules gave Trump 5 days to decide whether to declassify the memo, allowing its Discharge.
Some Republicans have suggested of which the memo contains damning revelations about the government agencies investigating the potential ties between Trump’s presidential campaign as well as also Russia.
Democrats as well as also officials via the Justice Department as well as also FBI, however, have strongly questioned the accuracy as well as also political intentions of the memo. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called for Speaker Paul Ryan to remove Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, head of the committee of which produced the memo, via his position as chairman.
The memo will be based in part on an alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) application to extend surveillance against former Trump advisor Carter Page, NBC News reported. The memo suggests of which the at of which point-infamous Steele dossier, which alleges salacious ties between Trump as well as also Russia, was used as evidence to obtain the extension, NBC said.
As late as Thursday, White House officials still had yet to confirm of which Trump would likely choose to declassify the memo, NBC News reported. Trump had signaled in passing remarks, however, of which he was open to releasing of which.
CNBC spoke with former high-ranking law enforcement officials about what to look for if the memo will be made public. Here’s what they said: