Memo “raises serious concerns” on integrity of Justice Dept. – White House

A Republican House committee memorandum released Friday “raises serious concerns about integrity of decisions made at highest levels of the Department of Justice and the FBI to use government’s most intrusive surveillance tools against American citizens,” the White House said.

The decision by President Donald Trump to approve the release of the memo “was made with input from the President’s national security team, including law enforcement officials and members of the intelligence community, for whom the President has great respect,” the statement said.

“He is especially grateful to the hardworking rank-and-file public servants who work every day to keep America safe and uphold our laws while protecting the constitutional rights of all Americans,” the statement said.

“Minority members of the committee have reportedly drafted a separate memorandum,” the statement said, referring to Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, who opposed the memo’s release.

“The administration stands ready to work with Congress to accommodate oversight requests consistent with applicable standards, including the need to protect intelligence sources and methods,” it added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency