House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and FBI director Christopher Wray reviewed a controversial classified memo written by Nunes that allegedly outlines surveillance violations committed by the U.S. government, according to a new report.
Nunes asked Wray to make a note of any inaccuracies, national security concerns, or info that could jeopardize FBI sources, Politico reported on Monday.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., pushed for Nunes to disclose the memo to Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, but Rosenstein has yet to see it, the report said.
The Sunday meeting between Nunes and Wray comes on the heel of Republicans urging for the FBI to see the document and for the memo to be publicly released. They claim it contains evidence of violations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
The memo, which describes classified material from the FBI and Justice Department, reportedly said incorrect statements from “Trump dossier” author Christopher Steele about Trump associates’ connections to Russia were included in an approved application to put Carter Page, a Trump campaign official, under surveillance.
However, current and former law enforcement officials have said other information was also used to justify the surveillance application.
Meanwhile, Democrats have brushed off the information in the memo and called it “talking points” that are leading a “false narrative.”
The House Intelligence Committee voted Monday night in favor of releasing the memo.