Trump furious over DOJ guidance against releasing Nunes memo: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump threatens ex-intel official's clearance, citing comments on CNN Protesters topple Confederate monument on UNC campus Man wanted for threatening to shoot Trump spotted in Maryland MORE blew up in anger after learning that a top Department of Justice (DOJ) official had warned against releasing a classified memo by Republican staffers that allegedly proves an anti-Trump bias in the DOJ and FBI, Bloomberg reported Monday.

Trump was furious when he learned that Associate Attorney General Stephen Boyd had said it would be “extraordinarily reckless” to release the classified memo.

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The incident reportedly took place as Trump was traveling to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week.

Sources told Bloomberg that Trump viewed Boyd’s letter warning against the release of the memo as another attempt by the DOJ and FBI to undercut him.

He also saw it as a way to block the GOP push to reveal what Trump thinks is a politically motivated attack against him in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s probe, according to the report.

Trump reportedly went against the guidance and called for the memo to be released, thinking that it would shed light on Mueller's investigation.
 
“Apparently all the rumors are that it will shed light, it will help the investigators come to a conclusion," one senior Trump administration official told The Washington Post.
 
Other sources told Bloomberg that Trump had also personally reprimanded Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump indicates he's leaning against Mueller sit-down Trump rattled by White House counsel's cooperation with Mueller: report Falwell Jr. killed student newspaper articles critical of Trump: report MORE and other DOJ officials earlier in the week, telling them they needed to improve in their jobs or be remembered as the worst in history.

The House Intelligence Committee is expected to vote Monday night on releasing Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesPelosi sees defections from an unusual quarter — the left Jim Carrey targets McCarthy, Nunes ahead of midterms Police close Nunes district office as protesters rally outside MORE’s (R-Calif.) memo, which reportedly claims that the DOJ abused a surveillance program.

If the committee votes to release the memo, Trump will have five days to decide whether or not it should be made public.