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Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are prepared to black out parts of their memo about the FBI’s Russia investigation to ensure there is no harmful spilling of secrets, then try again to get Donald Trump to let it come out.

 

 

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are prepared to black out parts of their memo about the FBI’s Russia investigation to ensure there is no harmful spilling of secrets, then try again to get Donald Trump to let it come out. A White House aide said Sunday he was confident it would be released once Democrats “clean it up”. That possible nudge toward progress came as both sides traded recriminations over the matter. Representative Adam Schiff of California, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Trump was putting his personal interest above the country’s in blocking a memo that “completely undermines his claim of vindication” in special counsel Robert Mueller’s continuing investigation of the 2016 Trump campaign’s relationship with Russian interests and Russia’s meddling in the election. “The president doesn’t want the public to see the underlying facts,” Schiff said on CBS’s Face the Nation.