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Fox News is obsessed with a ‘secret memo’ on Trump and Russia. What is it?

January 29, 2018 GMT

By Staff

A classified memo written by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee has garnered significant coverage in conservative media for its allegations of serious abuses by the FBI in the investigation of Russian meddling during the 2016 election. But with few details about its contents available, the memo’s potential release is garnering criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, including members of Trump’s own administration.

As of Monday, not much was public about the exact details of the classified memo, which was spearheaded by Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and an ally of President Trump. According to the New York Times, a key component of the memo is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s approval to extend surveillance of former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page shortly after Rosenstein assumed his position in April.

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