President Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein met Tuesday afternoon to discuss the memo put together by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee to rebut the Republican memo alleging abuses of the government's surveillance authority.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that the president has seen the memo, and it is undergoing the same review process that its Republican counterpart went through.
"The president has seen the memo. He met with the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein within the last hour to discuss some of the differences between the two memos," she said. "And we are undergoing the exact same process that we did with the previous memo in which we will go through a full and thorough legal and national security review. We are in the middle of the process."
The GOP-led House Intelligence Committee voted Monday to release the Democrats’ memo, which they say addresses misleading omissions in the Republicans’ counter memo.
That memo was released Friday, and includes various allegations about surveillance abuses by the Department of Justice and FBI, including the process by which a FISA warrant was obtained for former Trump aide Carter Page.
As of Monday night, Trump has five days to approve the release of the Democratic memo, or object.
The Justice Department declined to comment on the Trump-Rosenstein meeting.