House Intel Votes to Release Classified GOP Memo About FBI

Republicans examined agency’s investigation into Trump

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, opposed release of  a classified GOP memo about the FBI and its investigation into President Donald Trump. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The House Intelligence Committee on Monday voted along party lines to release a classified memo the panel’s Republicans put together on the FBI and its investigation into President Donald Trump.

The exact details of the memo remain unclear but could soon be available for public view if the executive branch agrees to the Intelligence Committee’s recommendation to release it. 


Democrats opposed the move to release the memo. Intelligence Committee ranking member Adam Schiff said the committee crossed a line with its vote Monday, accusing Republicans of politicizing its investigatory powers. 


The minority has prepared its own classified memo to counter the assertions made in the GOP memo. Schiff said he moved for a vote to release both memos but Republicans objected and instead voted just to release theirs. 


The panel did vote without controversy to allow House members to read the minority memo. 


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