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Democratic letter on Russia probe 'to be released soon': Trump

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US said on Friday he would soon release a letter about a Democrat-drafted classified memo defending the FBI and Justice Department's behaviour during the probe.

"We're going to be releasing a letter soon." Trump told reporters in the White House, with no more details about the letter, reports

That letter must accompany the returned memo to the to explain the president's decision. It is not yet known if the memo will be partially redacted.

Earlier this week, the House panel unanimously voted to approve the release of the Democratic document that rebuts an earlier Republican-drafted memo alleging FBI and Justice Department of surveillance abuses in their probe.

According to the Republican-drafted memo, which Trump approved releasing last week, a number of top U.S. abused their power by inappropriately obtaining a surveillance warrant on Carter Page, a to the Trump presidential campaign until September 2016.



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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 08:22 IST