Panel releases memo retort

Democrats say GOP claims refuted; Nunes sees cover-up

Posted: February 25, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with North Korean defectors where he talked with reporters about allowing the release of a secret memo on the FBI's role in the Russia inquiry, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Congress has released a redacted, declassified memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference. President Donald Trump had less concern about an earlier classified memo written by Republicans, which he declassified Feb. 2 over strong objections from the FBI. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

The House Intelligence Committee on Saturday released a redacted, declassified memo written by Democrats to counter Republican claims that the FBI and Justice Department abused a secret surveillance process to spy on one of Donald Trump's operatives during the presidential campaign.

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