GOP releases disputed memo saying FBI misled judge in Trump case

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP during the State of the Union address on Jan. 30. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO
FOLLOWING APPROVAL BY THE WHITE HOUSE, the House of Representatives released a memo that challenges the grounds for surveillance of campaign staff of President Donald Trump with regard to Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Here Trump addresses Congress during his recent State of the Union speech. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO
WASHINGTON – FBI and Justice Department officials got a warrant to spy on a Trump campaign associate by misleading a surveillance court judge, House Republicans contend in a newly released memo that Democrats have dismissed as a contrived account intended to protect the president. The Republican memo cites “a troubling breakdown of legal processes established…

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