WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday that he has declassified a memo alleging partisan abuse of the FBI’s surveillance methods.
“The memo was sent to Congress, it was declassified, Congress will do whatever they’re going to do,” Trump said from the Oval Office.
The memo, crafted by House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes’ (R-Calif.) office, has proven to be controversial, with the FBI offering a rare public statement expressing “grave concerns about material omissions.”
Trump called the actions outlined in the memo “a disgrace.”
“Lots of people should be ashamed of themselves and much worse that that,” Trump said.
The president declined to answer a question on the FBI’s opposition to releasing the memo.