White House poised to approve release of explosive Republican memo

White House poised to approve release of explosive Republican memoBy Steve Holland and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House will likely give Congress approval on Friday to make public a secret Republican memo alleging FBI bias against President Donald Trump in its Russia probe, a White House official said on Thursday, as tensions over the disputed document gripped Washington. The document has become a flashpoint in a wider battle between Republicans and Democrats over Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal probe into potential collusion between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia. Mueller’s probe grew out of the FBI’s Russia investigation after Trump fired the agency’s previous director.



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