>> Despite a rare public rebuke from the FBI over the accuracy of a top secret memo alleging anti-Trump bias within the Justice Department. Plus growing alarm from Democrats and some Republicans about about its release. The Trump Administration on Thursday appears close to revealing it to the public. The four page document written by Republican representative Devon Nunez of the House Intelligence Committee has become a lightening rod in a bitter partisan fight.
And on late Wednesday, Adam Schiff, the Intelligence Committee's ranking Democrat, said Nunez had sent a version of the memo to the White House that was, quote, materially altered and, therefore, not approved for release.>> The goal of it is to provide a misleading impression to the country that benefits the President, that protects the President, that casts doubt on the investigation and the FBI.
>> In a statement issued Thursday, House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, called on House Speaker Paul Ryan. To remove Nunez immediately from his position as Chairman of the Committee, calling his actions deliberately dishonest. Republican Senator John Thune told reporters at an annual GOP retreat that House Republicans needed to carefully consider what law enforcement says about how releasing the memo quote, bears on our national security.
Republicans voted to release the memo on Monday, but DOJ officials said releasing it could jeopardize classified information. Meanwhile the special counsel's investigation into Russian meddling and possible collusion by Trump's campaign is pressing on. According to the New York Times, Robert Muller has informed President Trump that a statement drafted on Air Force One in response to questions about Donald Jr.'s Trump Tower meeting with Russians is among the things he would like to discuss with the president in an interview.