Trump declines to approve release of Dem counter-memo

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“Although the President is inclined to declassify the February 5th Memorandum, because the Memorandum contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages, he is unable to do so at this time,” McGahn wrote.

“The rationale for releasing the Nunes memo, transparency, vanishes when it could show information that’s harmful to him. Millions of Americans are asking one simple question: what is he hiding?” Schumer said in a statement.

The original memo drafted by staff for Nunes was released last week after weeks of public battle between committee Republicans and Democrats.

The memo accused FBI and Justice Department officials of abusing a surveillance program to unfairly target the Trump campaign.