WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Citing national security concerns, the White House is formally notifying the House intelligence committee that President Donald Trump is “unable” to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats that counters GOP allegations about abuse of government surveillance powers.

White House counsel Don McGahn says in a letter to the committee that the memo contains “numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages.” He is asking the Democrats to revise the memo with the help of the Justice Department.

McGahn says Trump is still “inclined” to release the memo in the interest of transparency if revisions are made.

Democrats on the House panel drafted their memo to counter claims in a document released last week by Republicans, led by committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes of California.

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Comments (4)
  1. Another Black Eye for the Republican party. My God they S*ck!

  2. Elle Paris says:

    Let’s face it, the allegations of illeagal wire tapping againt that Obama admin look bad. The Dems are playing games, they have nothing in their memo, so they filled it with info they knew was sensitive so that it couldn’t be released. They were probably hoping it would be released with redacted parts so they could continue spinning their lies… So, the White House has asked them to take out the sensitive parts and give it another shot. So obvious what is going on…. we are talking about the party that puts illegal criminal aliens infront of Citizens…. good grief!

  3. Elle Paris says:

    Trump tweeted “The Democrats sent a very political and long response memo which they knew, because of sources and methods (and more), would have to be heavily redacted, whereupon they would blame the White House for lack of transparency. Told them to re-do and send back in proper form!” Trump 2020, #MAGA

    All this corruption is coming to light finally!!

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