President Donald Trump has transmitted the four-page memo compiled by House Republicans purporting to show broad abuse of authority by law enforcement back to the legislature without redactions requested by the FBI, Fox News reports.
— Fin Gomez (@finnygo) February 2, 2018
The document 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 the Trump 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. (RELATED: What’s In The FISA Memo, According To Someone Who Has Seen It)
The FBI reportedly asked for some redactions of the memo including the names of senior officials alleged to have been involved in misconduct. The president’s lack of redactions to the memo however does not mean they will not still be included.
White House officials told reporters Thursday Congress can still redact the memo at the behest of FBI if it chooses to do.