- Trump backers say memo would clear president in Russia inquiry
- Justice department opposes ‘extraordinarily reckless’ release
The House intelligence committee voted along party lines Monday to release a controversial secret memo that alleges misconduct by the FBI during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The three-and-a-half-page memo authored by Republican Devin Nunes and his staff has become a flashpoint for Trump supporters who claim that its contents would exonerate the president in the Russia investigation. The Department of Justice has opposed its release, saying that it would be “extraordinarily reckless” and might endanger sources and methods used by the American intelligence community.