Comey bashes release of Nunes memo: 'That's it?'

Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyHannity invites Ocasio-Cortez to join prime-time show for full hour The Hill's 12:30 Report: Acosta under fire over Epstein plea deal White House repeatedly blocks ex-aide from answering Judiciary panel questions MORE torched Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee over the release of a memo alleging the Department of Justice abused a surveillance program on Friday, tweeting, “That’s it?”

“Dishonest and misleading memo wrecked the House intel committee, destroyed trust with Intelligence Community, damaged relationship with FISA court, and inexcusably exposed classified investigation of an American citizen. For what?” Comey tweeted Friday.

“DOJ & FBI must keep doing their jobs,” he added.

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The House Intelligence Committee released the memo Friday, shortly after President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE approved the document’s release.

The document was complied by the office of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesDemocrats' opposition research got exposed — this time, not by the Russians GOP consultant sued by Nunes asks for help paying legal costs Hillicon 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 MORE (R-Calif.) and alleges that the Justice Department abused a surveillance program.

The memo claims that the department used information gained from the so-called Steele dossier — which was partially funded by the Democratic National Committee — to obtain surveillance warrants against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

The FBI made a rare public statement expressing concerns about the release of the memo, saying it leaves out important context. Comey praised the FBI for "speaking up" on Thursday.

Democrats slammed the release of the memo. The Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee said House Republicans were "complicit in efforts to obstruct justice" by releasing the memo.