DOJ urges Nunes not to release secret memo alleging FBI bias

The Justice Department sent a letter Wednesday to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) urging him not to publicly release a secret memo purportedly showing “shocking” political bias within the FBI. In the memo, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd says publicizing the allegations before the FBI has a chance to review them would be “reckless” because the memo contains secret information and giving it to journalists could cause “risk of harm to national security and to ongoing investigations.” “We do not understand why the Committee would possibly seek to disclose classified and law enforcement sensitive information without first consulting with the relevant members of the Intelligence Community,” Boyd wrote. He also said the bias allegations were unfounded.

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