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

Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyConservatives fume over format of upcoming Rosenstein interview Former FBI lawyer speaks with House lawmakers on Rosenstein, 2016 Emmet Flood steps in as White House counsel following McGahn departure 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 TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report MORE approved the document’s release.

The document was complied by the office of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesJuan Williams: Trump, the Great Destroyer The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Citi — Latest on Hurricane Michael | Trump, Kanye West to have lunch at White House | GOP divided over potential 2020 high court vacancy Senate Dem: Trump's 'fake, hyperbolic rantings' an insult to real Medal of Honor recipients 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.