Dems respond to Trump by telling him to #ReleaseTheMemo

Dems respond to Trump by telling him to #ReleaseTheMemo
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Democratic lawmakers are blasting President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Groups plan mass walkout in support of Kavanaugh accuser MORE's decision to block the release of a memo countering a GOP surveillance document, calling on Trump to #ReleaseTheMemo.

Democrats took to social media on Friday, seizing on the same rallying cry used by Trump supporters and Republican lawmakers to push for the release of the initial GOP memo earlier this month.

Dozens of Republicans called for the release of the GOP memo earlier this month that alleges improper surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Trump has said that the memo "totally vindicates" him in the Russia probe.

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The GOP memo, drafted by staff for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesRussia probe accelerates political prospects for House Intel Dems Nunes: Russia probe documents should be released before election Gowdy: House Intel panel should release all transcripts from Russia probe MORE (R-Calif.), was declassified by Trump last week and released by Trump, despite objections from the FBI and Justice Department.

The Intelligence Committee voted earlier this week to release the Democratic-drafted response to the memo, which Trump objected to on Friday, leading a number of Democrats and some Republicans to criticize the move.

The White House said Trump "is inclined to declassify" the Democratic memo but the administration believes it would create “significant concerns” for “national security and law enforcement interests.”

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffKey House Dem's objections stall intel bill as deadline looms The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh and his accuser will testify publicly Russia probe accelerates political prospects for House Intel Dems MORE (Calif.), the top Democrat on the Intelligence panel who wrote the countermemo, said Friday that he would review redactions for the memo put forward by the FBI and Justice Department.