PressTV-FBI, Trump clash over Republican memo about Russia probe

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned it has “grave concerns” over the accuracy of a secret memo by Congress alleging bias against US President Donald Trump within the Department of Justice.

The FBI said Wednesday that the memo, prepared by the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, could depict the FBI and Justice Department as deeply politicized, challenging Trump’s pledge to release it.

“The FBI was provided a limited opportunity to review this memo the day before the committee voted to release it,” the agency said in a statement. “As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”

The FBI, the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency, operates under the jurisdiction of the Justice Department.

Based on highly classified information,…

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