Nunes to appear on Fox News on Friday following memo's release

Nunes to appear on Fox News on Friday following memo's release
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Fox News anchor Bret Baier is set to interview House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesWe've lost sight of the real scandal Twitter won't disclose who's running parody accounts being sued by Devin Nunes Nunes campaign drops lawsuit against constituents who accused him of being a 'fake farmer' MORE (R-Calif.) on "Special Report" Friday at 6 p.m., hours after the panel released a controversial memo alleging anti-Trump bias at the Justice Department.

The network announced the “exclusive live interview tonight” in a statement, saying Baier and Nunes will “discuss the release of the [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] memo and reaction to the declassification of the document.”

The House Intelligence Committee in an unprecedented move released the previously classified memo that alleges abuse of government surveillance powers by the Justice Department in obtaining warrants of Trump campaign officials, including Carter Page.


“The Committee has discovered serious violations of the public trust, & the American people have a right to know when officials in crucial institutions are abusing their authority for political purposes," Nunes said in a statement.

The Justice Department and FBI have both expressed staunch opposition to the memo's release, citing potential misconception of internal processes and the possibility of exposing intelligence sources and methods.

Democratic critics have said the memo was crafted specifically to discredited special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation MORE's investigation into Russia's election meddling, including any potential ties between President TrumpDonald John TrumpJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest MORE's campaign and Moscow.

Trump weighed in on the memo in a brief statement to reporters, calling its findings "a disgrace."

“I think it’s a disgrace,” Trump said of the alleged bias from the Oval Office. "A lot of people should be ashamed of themselves."