After a two week delay by the White House, on February 24, 2018 Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee released an unclassified and redacted memorandum titled “Correcting the Record on the Russia Investigations” strongly rebutting Republican claims that FBI and DOJ officials had abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) process to mislead the nation on matters specific to Russian interference in the US presidential election of 2016. On February 2, 2018 the House Intelligence Committee released an unredacted unclassified memo written by Republican staffers alleging anti-Trump bias in the investigation over Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Prior to the release of the Democratic rebuttal memo, Intelligence Committee Democrats released a detailed statement on February 2, 2018 – House Intelligence Committee Minority Response to Release of Chairman Nunes’ Misleading Memo and a document titled – FISA MEMO: CHARGE AND RESPONSE.
- The New York Times – House Democrats made public a heavily redacted memo to counter Republican claims of surveillance abuses. “The rebuttal was expected to be the final volley, at least for now, in a bitter partisan fight”; and 5 Takeaways From the Release of the Democratic Memo – “Did the Democratic memo make the case? Here are key takeaways in the latest skirmish over the wiretapping of a former Trump campaign associate.”