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Release of disputed GOP memo on FBI surveillance unleashes waves of recrimination

February 3, 2018
Philip Rucker, Devlin Barrett, Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
A GOP memo declassified on Friday accused senior law enforcement officials of misleading a court in order to conduct surveillance on a former Trump campaign adviser, fueling a growing distrust between the White House and Republicans on one side and the Justice Department and FBI on the other.
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White House faces fallout after the release of controversial GOP memo

February 3, 2018
Kelly O'Donnell | NBC News
The White House is facing some backlash after President Donald Trump approved the release of a controversial GOP memo that exposes FBI surveillance practices in the Russia investigation.
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Sentence buried in GOP memo may undercut Trump efforts to discredit Russia probe

February 3, 2018
Karen Tumulty, Rosalind S. Helderman | The Washington Post
Though President Trump and his allies hope the controversial release of a GOP-written memo alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI will tarnish the legitimacy of the entire Russia probe, that argument may be undercut by a single sentence buried near the end of the four-page document.
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Schumer, Pelosi ask Paul Ryan to intervene in Nunes memo's release

February 2, 2018
Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb | CNN
Democrats are ratcheting up pressure on House Speaker Paul Ryan to intervene in the growing controversy involving House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, who quietly changed his explosive memo alleging FBI abuse without informing many of his colleagues.
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Schiff accuses Nunes of altering memo before sending to White House

February 1, 2018
Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb | CNN
House Intelligence Committee ranking member Adam Schiff is accusing chairman Devin Nunes of sending a different version of the memo alleging FBI surveillance abuses to the White House than what the committee approved.
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The plot twist in "FBI v. POTUS"

February 1, 2018
Jonathan Swan | Axios
There's been a massive plot twist in "FBI v. POTUS," as Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, tweeted at 10 p.m.
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House Intel Committee votes to release Nunes memo on FBI

January 30, 2018
Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb | CNN
The House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines Monday to publicly release a classified memo written by Republicans alleging FBI abuses in the agency's surveillance, an aggressive move that could feed a GOP push to undercut special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and ratchets up a battle with the Justice Department.
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How a classified four-page Russia memo triggered a political firestorm

January 30, 2018
Robert Costa, Matt Zapotosky, Karoun Demirjian, Ellen Nakashima | The Washington Post
Early this month, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein trekked to Capitol Hill in a last-ditch effort to avoid giving Republican lawmakers access to intelligence they considered so sensitive that it could not leave their control.
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The great disorientation machine

January 30, 2018
Jonathan Swan, Mike Allen | Axios
The coming release of a secret House memo, hotly sought by conservatives, will intensify the great muddying of the Russia investigation in the public's mind.
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