Trump Set To Release FBI Memo

Eric Scheiner | February 1, 2018
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Fox News is reporting that President Trump is expected to declassify a controversial memo on purported surveillance abuses by the FBI.

The release is likely to come Friday morning.

The White House agreed to some redactions from the release at the FBI’s request.

The redactions were the result of a review of the memo’s classified contents by White House and intelligence community officials.

The memo allegedly suggests that the early origins of a special counsel probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election were tainted by political bias. 

An FBI statement on the memo was released on Wednesday asserting they had “grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”

A source familiar with the memo said the edits included some addressing grammar and clarity, as well as an edit done at the request of the FBI and another at the request of Democrats, Fox News reports.