Trump Admin Says FISA Memo Will 'Likely' Be Released Thursday

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A classified memo created by GOP members on the House Intelligence Committee could be made public as early as Thursday, according to a Trump administration official.

Citing the anonymous official, Reuters reported that the memo is “likely to be released on Thursday.”

The news comes after days of controversy over whether or not the four-page document, which some members of Congress have said details abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act under the Obama administration, should be made public.

On Monday, the House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines to release the controversial memo, thus giving President Donald Trump five days to object to its release.

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Following his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Trump was caught on a hot mic saying he will “100 percent” approve of the document’s release.

As Trump was shaking hands with lawmakers after delivering his speech, a live camera feed caught Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina saying, “Let’s release the memo.”

“Don’t worry, 100 percent,” Trump replied, while smiling. “Can you imagine?”

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Joe Setyon is a deputy managing editor for The Western Journal who has spent his entire professional career in editing and reporting. He previously worked in Washington, D.C., as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine.
Joe Setyon is deputy managing editor for The Western Journal with several years of copy editing and reporting experience. He graduated with a degree in communication studies from Grove City College, where he served as managing editor of the student-run newspaper. Joe previously worked as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine, a libertarian publication in Washington, D.C., where he covered politics and wrote about government waste and abuse.
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