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Nunes Memo Released
Over FBI, DOJ and
Democrat Objections

The House Intelligence Committee has finally released its explosive memo documenting alleged abuses of secret surveillance by the Obama-era FBI and Justice Department in the Trump-Russia investigation.

Key points include the following:

President Obama's FBI authorized payments to British spy Christopher Steele for his work on the Trump dossier.

The FBI and Justice Department fought for months to keep the information in the memo out of Republican hands. Only the threat of contempt charges and other forms of pressure forced the FBI and Justice to finally give up the material.

Once Intelligence Committee leaders and staff compiled that information into the memo, the FBI and Justice Department, in league with Capitol Hill Democrats, mounted an intense campaign of opposition, claiming the release of the memo would endanger national security and the rule of law.

Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, (R-CA) was steadfast in his determination to put the information before the public. President Trump agreed, and, in accordance with House rules, formally gave his approval for release.

Finally, the memo released today is by no means all of what House investigators have learned in their review of the FBI and Justice Department Trump-Russia records. The fight over the memo is likely to be replayed in the future when the Intelligence Committee debates releasing more information.

Read the Nunes Memo