FBI chief told White House not to release Nunes memo: report

FBI Director Christopher Wray has reportedly warned the White House against releasing the classified GOP House Intelligence Committee memo, saying that some of the information in the document is inaccurate.

A source familiar with the situation informed Bloomberg that Wray told the White House that the memo "paints a false narrative." Republican lawmakers say the memo provides proof that the Department of Justice abused a surveillance program to unfairly target a member of the Trump campaign.

Wray met with House Intelligence Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesHillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data Lawmakers grapple with deepfake threat at hearing Intel hearing showcases political divide over Mueller report MORE (R-Calif.), whose staff authored the memo, on Sunday to review the document. Nunes reportedly told Wray to flag information in the document that was inaccurate or could endanger national security.

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The Intelligence panel voted this week to make the memo public, giving President TrumpDonald John TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates MORE five days to review the document and make a final decision about its release. The FBI is not involved in the White House review of the document, according to Bloomberg.

Trump was heard telling a Republican lawmaker after Tuesday’s State of the Union address that he is “100 percent” for releasing the document.

The Intelligence Committee voted along party lines against releasing a countermemo compiled by Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff would support impeachment if White House ignores a final court decision on documents, testimony US finds itself isolated in Iran conflict House Intelligence Committee to subpoena Trump associate Felix Sater MORE (Calif.), the top Democrat on the panel. Schiff says his memo refutes the Republican one point-by-point.

House GOP lawmakers have pushed for the release of the four-page GOP document, saying that it provides evidence of political bias against Trump in the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Democrats and Senate Republicans have opposed the publication of the memo, as have top Justice Department officials.