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The Daily BeastFeb 24, 2018
Democrats Shred Devin Nunes' Surveillance Memo
REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked its release on national security grounds, the House Intelligence Committee on Saturday released a 10-page memo intended to counter Republican claims that the FBI acted inappropriately in pursuing a warrant to surveil former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

The memo, penned in January by Rep. Adam Schiff, the committee's ranking Democrat, was released with redactions on Saturday afternoon after weeks of negotiations between the committee and the Justice Department over what material would be released to the public. Trump had said earlier this month that the unredacted memo "contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages."

Schiff's memo was written to counter a four-page Republican memo, written by Rep. Devin Nunes, which alleged that the FBI's decision to include allegations made in a dossier prepared by British ex-spy Christopher Steele in a FISA warrant application called into question the "legitimacy and legality of certain [Justice Department] and FBI interactions with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court."

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Fox PoliticsFeb 23, 2018
Manafort faces new charges in Mueller probe, blasts ex-partner for pleading guilty
Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort blasted his former business partner Rick Gates for pleading guilty Friday in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, accusing Gates of lacking the "strength" to battle the allegations.
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