President Donald Trump will reportedly declassify the 'Nunes' memo despite the damage it may cause to U.S. national security.
President Trump plans to allow the release of a controversial memo detailing alleged surveillance abuses at the FBI, according to multiple media reports Thursday. The decision paves the way for the document, which was drafted by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, to be released to the public.
The FBI is publicly calling the Nunes memo 'inaccurate' prior to its release.
“With regard to the House Intelligence Committee’s memorandum, the FBI was provided a limited opportunity to review this memo the day before the committee voted to release it. As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy,” the spokesperson said.
Republican lawmakers claims the FBI received their FISA warrant to track members the Trump campaign under false pretenses. Specifically, they claim there was no evidence to justify the FISA warrant for campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page. The Nunes memo alleges that anti-Trump forces in senior levels of the FBI and Justice Department manipulated the FISA process to acquire a FISA warrant against Carter Page, a Trump campaign foreign policy official.