FBI chief told White House not to release Nunes memo because it has inaccuracies: report

Source: The Hill | January 31, 2018 | Avery Anapol

FBI Director Christopher Wray has reportedly warned the White House against releasing the classified GOP House Intelligence Committee memo, saying that some of the information in the document is inaccurate.

A source familiar with the situation informed Bloomberg that Wray told the White House that the memo “paints a false narrative.” Republican lawmakers say the memo provides proof that the Department of Justice abused a surveillance program to unfairly target a member of the Trump campaign.

Wray met with House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), whose staff authored the memo, on Sunday to review the document. Nunes reportedly told Wray to flag information in the document that was inaccurate or could endanger national security.

The Intelligence panel voted this week to make the memo public, giving President Trump five days to review the document and make a final decision about its release. The FBI is not involved in the White House review of the document, according to Bloomberg.

Trump was heard telling a Republican lawmaker after Tuesday’s State of the Union address that he is “100 percent” for releasing the document.

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