And the GOP memo corroborates reporting from The New York Times that remarks made by former Trump advisor George Papadopoulos - not the Steele dossier - were the primary catalyst for initiating the Russian Federation probe.
Bannon is expected to sit with special counsel Robert Mueller in the coming weeks for a grilling about what he knows of links between Russian Federation and the Trump presidential campaign.
He finished the tweet by saying that he told them to rewrite it and send it back to him.
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a statement: "The President's double standard when it comes to transparency is appalling". No, I think this is the way that the White House punts back to the committee. The president had until today to decide whether to allow the classified material to become public after the House intelligence panel voted Monday to release it.
"Even worse", Jaffer continued, "This unforced error undermines the PResident's own ability to make the case about alleged failures in the intelligence collection process and, as such, is yet another example of this White House being its own worst enemy".
"It's gonna be released soon".
He told Politico on Thursday that he may have had other conversations with Trump aides while the Federal Bureau of Investigation was surveilling him. There is no precedent for releasing such documents publicly. But with the objection to the Democratic memo, there is a procedure available to the House to override the objection and make it public anyway.
The numbers are stark: No Republican running for a Democratic-held seat raised more than $1 million from contributors in the fourth quarter of previous year, but two Democrats running for seats held by Republicans did.
USA intelligence agencies have said that Moscow did interfere in the 2016 presidential campaign in an attempt to tilt the race in Trump's favor.
In the midst of the ongoing Russian Federation investigation, Trump has tried to shield himself in the public eye by attacking law enforcement officials at the FBI and DOJ, insinuating they are part of a "Deep State" plot of Obama loyalists to destroy him. No doubt the Democrats' memo will be released before long. They also noted that there was other evidence presented to the court besides Steele's information, though they have not provided details. "And any legitimate concerns over sources and methods, we will redact".
The GOP memo has already had a tangible impact on the procedures Congress follows when disclosing classified documents.
People close to the White House told The New York Times that Trump will likely allow the Democratic memo to be made public, albeit with redactions. The White House cited National Security concerns for not doing so.
The dossier was used by the government to persuade the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court to issue warrants for wiretapping Carter Page, a former volunteer Trump campaign aide who worked briefly on the election effort. The White House says the Democrats' response has too much secret information. Things have gotten so tense with the current panel that the GOP majority is erecting a wall between the Republican and Democratic staffs, which had been working together in one room.
Scrutiny of the dossier has pitted the parties against each other across the Capitol as well. Devin Nunes is the chairman of the committee. Lindsey Graham of SC.
A spokesman for Grassley said Feinstein's analysis "smacks of desperation" and was "grasping at straws to mischaracterize the stated intent and substance" of his letter.
The rationale for releasing the Nunes memo, transparency, vanishes when it could show information that's harmful to him.