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FBI Redacted Grassley-Graham Russia Memo to Hide Damaging Details

FBI Redacted Grassley-Graham Russia Memo to Hide Damaging Details
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By    |   Thursday, 08 February 2018 03:23 PM

A memo written by two Republican senators about the Russia investigation was heavily redacted by intelligence authorities because the document made it clear the FBI and Department of Justice pushed for surveillance of the Trump campaign based on the controversial Trump dossier.

According to The Washington Free Beacon, the memo sent to the FBI and DOJ last month and made public earlier this week offered insight into the beginnings of the investigation of whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

"The Feds had stonewalled the House Intelligence Committee's attempts to get this information for months," a senior congressional official told the Free Beacon. "Then, when Grassley and Graham tried to make the information public, the Feds redacted nearly their whole memo."

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., wrote the memo that calls for an investigation into Christopher Steele, a British spy who wrote the dossier that contained scandalous but unverified claims about then candidate Donald Trump.

Grassley said the FBI redacted portions of the document that were not actually secret. The Free Beacon's source said the bureau was instead trying to hide the fact that it relied so heavily on the dossier to begin spying on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, a fact it does not want made public.

"If you compare that version of the Grassley memo to the new version with less redactions, it's clear the redactions had nothing to do with national security, and everything to do with trying to keep embarrassing information from getting out," the official told the news outlet.

The Grassley-Graham memo is similar to another memo released by House Republicans last week, although the Senate document goes into more detail.

Yet another memo about the Russia probe was written by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee and may be released in the coming days.

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