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>> And I think it's a disgrace.>> A week after releasing a Republican memo alleging bias in the FBI, the President blocked the release of the Democratic rebuttal, why? On Saturday Trump tweeted that the Dems response is, quote, very political and long and would have to be, quote, heavily redacted before it could be released.
00:00:22
The House Intelligence Committee unanimously voted to release the classified memo. And Trump's decision to block the release infuriated Democrats, who said it showed a double standard on the Republican President's transparency. Experts warned, releasing the initial Republican memo would alienate Trump's own law enforcement agencies, who urged him not to.
00:00:46
And on Friday, news came that the Justice Department's third in command is stepping down. Rachel Brand, the next top DOJ official behind Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, plans to leave the Department after nine months on the job and will take a senior position at Walmart. Reuters correspondent Warren Strobel.
00:01:10
>> This resignation of the number three official at the Justice Department is the latest in a series of turmoil, really, in the US law enforcement agencies, both the FBI and Justice Department. You've had the firing by President Trump of the FBI Director Jim Comey, you've had the departure recently of the Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
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And you just have a sense of, almost, that the departments are under siege by the White House and by Trump's allies on Capitol Hill. I also have sources saying that she was uncomfortable with the, I guess, the political atmosphere and the attacks from the Trump administration on the Justice Department and FBI.
00:01:48
>> Trump reportedly considered firing her boss, who oversees Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from that probe.>> This is beginning to resonate and have just a little bit of echoes of what was called the Saturday Night Massacre during Watergate.
00:02:06
When a series of Justice Department officials resigned rather than carry out then President Nixon's order to fire a special prosecutor investigating the Watergate crimes. We're not there yet, but that is sorta the comparison that people are starting to make.