Donald Trump will not declassify Democrats' memo rebutting claims of FBI abuse

Posted In: News Date:Feb 10th, 2018

Donald Trump will not “at this time” authorise release of a Democrat-authored memo that seeks to rebut Republican claims of abuse and anti-Trump bias at the Justice Department and the FBI.

In a letter to the House Intelligence Committee, White House Counsel Donald McGahn said Mr Trump was “inclined” to declassify the document, but he could not because of “numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages”. Mr McGahn wrote that the President would consider releasing a revised version.

Earlier in the day, Mr Trump told reporters that the Democrats' memo was going to be released “soon”.