Politics

Trump Blasts Top Of ‘Politicized’ FBI, Praises ‘Rank And File’

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent

President Donald Trump blasted the FBI and the Department of Justice’s top investigators ahead of the release of a memo purporting to show broad abuse of FISA authority by some officials during the 2016 campaign.

The memo is due to be released sometime on Friday and allegedly contains proof that some of the top officials in the Obama-era national security establishment abused their authority to obtain surveillance warrants on members of Trump’s 2016 campaign.

House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes assembled the memo with fellow Intel committee members and staff based on classified information turned over by the FBI and the DOJ.

The memo will be released with some technical redactions requested by the FBI, which continues to object to the document’s public dissemination. House rules dictate that the legislature can vote to declassify material in the public interest stipulating the president must approve its release within 5 days.

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