President Trump will not declassify the memo from Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee as it now is written, the White House announced in a letter Friday night.
"Although the President is inclined to declassify the February 5th Memorandum, because the Memorandum contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages, he is unable to do so at this time", the letter says.
"The rationale for releasing the Nunes memo, transparency, vanishes when it could show information that's harmful to him", the six-term New Yorker said in a statement, referring to Republican House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes of California. By deciding not to release the Democrats' version and sending it back to the House Intelligence Committee for a possible rewrite, Trump is essentially refusing to release the memo while making it seem like he's open to the idea.
The White House released a letter from Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that said they have given details to the intelligence panel about which portions of the Democratic memo are too sensitive to release. He claimed, incorrectly, that the Republican memo had vindicated him in the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference.
Trump and Republicans on the committee have pointed to the GOP memo to argue anti-Trump bias on the part of some law enforcement agencies.
The Democrats sent a very political and long response memo which they knew, because of sources and methods (and more), would have to be heavily redacted, whereupon they would blame the White House for lack of transparency.
Kelly said he had given FBI, DOJ and intelligence officials until Thursday to review the document.
Earlier this week, the House Intelligence Committee voted to release the Democratic memo.
In a statement Friday, Feinstein, a Democrat from California, called the Republicans' memo "misleading" and said she had read the underlying intelligence documents on which both memos were based.
Democrats have said that the GOP memo cherry-picked information.
President Trump wrote on Twitter on Saturday that he wants Democratic lawmakers to "re-do" a classified memo about government surveillance of a former Trump campaign advisor before it is released. Schiff said the comparison will help to expose any material blacked out for political purposes or to hide embarrassing or damaging information about the president and his associates.
"One week after he released the misleading and incomplete Nunes memo, President Trump tonight blocked the release of the Schiff memo that sought to fill in the holes".
The document in question was authored by Democrats on the intelligence panel. Mr Trump authorised its release anyway.
The minority memo describes in greater detail why law enforcement officials wanted to conduct surveillance on Page beyond the information contained in the Steele dossier, according to sources familiar with the document.
One interpretation of events is that Trump, in a flagrant move, used his authority to declassify selective intelligence that could undercut the Russian Federation probe, then used it again to keep secret information that does the reverse.
"The Democratic response sets out the material facts that were necessary for the public to see that the Federal Bureau of Investigation acted properly in seeking a FISA warrant on Carter Page", Schiff said. "Therefore, it creates this belief that there's something being hidden from the American people", Gowdy said.
Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., told Fox News the Democrats' document "bolsters" the FBI's credibility in the Russian Federation probe. White House spokesman Raj Shah said the president "will respond soon" with his decision to the House intelligence committee.
The Russian prime minister says that the the International Olympic Committee's actions are politically charged. On February 6, a similar appeal was made to the court by 32 other banned Russian athletes .
Sochi 2014 hosted the inaugural Olympic team event when Russian Federation won the gold medal followed by Canada and the USA. She is still relatively inexperienced when it comes to worldwide competition, however, she is favored to earn a medal.
Corbett alleged that Sorensen had ran over her foot with his auto , extinguished a cigarette on her hand, and threatened her life. A White House speechwriter resigned Friday amid allegations of domestic abuse , the second such departure this week.
He is expected to be in the Swansea City squad that will face Burnley in the next round of the Premier League . Despite starting brightly, Burnley have now not won a single match in their last 10 attempts (L5, D5).
NBCUniversal will present more than 2,400 hours of coverage of the PyeongChang Games - the most ever for a Winter Olympics . This means that no matter what mode of watching you choose , NBC will be the one delivering those streams to you.
The FBI and the Justice Department, as well as Democrats and some Republicans, have strongly opposed the memo being released. The four-page memo was drafted by Republicans on the House intelligence committee chaired by Rep.
It was a like T20 game which worked in South Africa's favour as their batsmen got the freedom to play go after the Indian bowlers. Chloe Tryon took two wickets giving 48 runs, while Ayabonga Khaka, Raisibe Ntozakhe and Dane van Niekerk took one wicket each.
But the North was welcomed with open arms to what South Korean President Moon Jae-in called "Olympic games of peace". Yet in a statement responding to Kim's invitation to Moon, Pence's office didn't even mention the potential summit.
The spokesman says Moon also called for a quick resumption of dialogue between the United States and North Korea. They were also served North Korean-style fermented fish and white "kimchi" or fermented cabbage.
Late on Thursday, as Senator Paul continued to delay the vote, the White House said it was preparing for a possible shutdown. It was unclear which agencies would close on Friday if the shutdown continued into the working day.
Pence sidesteps encounter with North Korean official
Pence has repeatedly left open the possibility of an encounter at the Games, but said the USA had not requested a meeting. The two countries have also formed a joint women's hockey team, which consists of 23 South Koreans and 12 North Koreans.
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Two South Korean presidents, both of them progressives, have gone to Pyongyang for summits before, both with Kim Jong Un's father. Moon has said in the past that he only wanted to meet the North Korean leader if they can make progress on nuclear issues.
Gerard wins first USA gold of Games
Tyler Nicholson of North Bay, Ontario finished just off the podium and ended with a 76.41, which he scored in his second run. Speaking to Reuters before the Olympics, McMorris had said the injuries had given him a new outlook on life.
Kim Jong Un invites S. Korea's Moon to Pyongyang
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Sigurdsson took possession with the help of Niasse and the Iceland global beat Hennessey to find the bottom corner of the net. Idrissa Gueye is delighted with Everton's 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace and has it described as "a good day at Goodison".
Stocks end tumultuous week on an up note
USA stocks started to tumble last week after the Labor Department said workers' wages grew at a fast rate in January. The US stock market slump continued, with the Dow Jones tumbling 587 points at 24,305 at the time of writing.
Aguero hits four as City storm 16 points clear
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will reportedly quit Manchester City later in his career in order to play in the MLS. Leicester City haven't had an ideal start to 2018, particularly in the league , where they've won just one of their last four.