The memo arrived at the White House on Monday evening after Republicans on the House committee voted to release it. "As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo's accuracy".
The Justice Department is strongly opposed to Trump authorizing the memo's release, citing inaccuracies in the document and the potential for classified national security information to be compromised, according to The Washington Post.
He added that Nunes is pushing a "misleading narrative" to undermine the Federal Bureau of Investigation and special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether Trump's campaign was involved. Caucus members told of the conversation immediately afterward came away with the impression "that he would want it released. since it helps the president so much", as Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) put it. Adam Schiff, ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, in an op-ed for The Washington Post.
The committee provided its members Monday with information about the rule that would be used to publicly release the FISA memo spearheaded by Nunes "in the event that the committee votes later on today", according to an email obtained by CNN.
On Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pushed back on reports that the release was imminent, saying the White House has no "current plans" to do so. The FBI director and the deputy attorney general have told the White House releasing it could set a risky precedent.
The memo has been sent to the White House and is now in a secure facility operated by the National Security Council.
The contentious memo was authored by House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes, and it reportedly accuses the Justice Department - namely deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein - for abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and its application regarding Carter Page, whom the DOJ suspected of acting as a Russian agent.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein arrives at the Newseum to participate in a chat about the state of the internet, hosted by The Internet Society, on January 29, 2018 in Washington, DC. And the intelligence community fears that the memo could give foreign adversaries information that could compromise how the USA operates. Rosenstein was joined in the meeting at the White House by FBI Director Christopher Wray.
The White House says it will give a controversial memo connected to the Russian Federation election meddling probe a legal and national security check before President Donald Trump decides whether to release it.
The Intel panel, which has become highly split along partisan lines, also vote against allowing panel Democrats to release their own rebuttal memo.
After those complaints, Wray reviewed the memo over the weekend.
So far, a senior White House official said, the Justice Department is the only agency opposing the release. "If the Nunes memo about one is just 4 pages, you can bet it's a carefully picked bowl of cherries", former deputy director of the CIA John McLaughlin tweeted on Wednesday.
Republicans said they are confident the release won't harm national security.
So let's get this document into the light of day so Americans can learn just how crooked our nation's Democrat party is, and then get these bums out of public service.