Trump tweeted Saturday that the Democrats deliberately sent a "very political and long response memo" which they knew would have to be heavily redacted, so they could blame the White House for lack of transparency.
Mueller is also investigating whether Trump interfered with that inquiry.
Schiff prepared a "rebuttal memo" in response to Nunes' document.
Predictably, the Democrats have reacted with outrage.
That led the Democrats to write a memo of their own in an attempt to refute the allegations in the Republican memo.
The top Democrat on the committee is criticizing Trump for treating the two documents differently.
"The President is inclined to declassify the memo", she said on ABC's "This Week", claiming that as written, it reveals intelligence sources and methods while the Republican document did not. In an interview with Fox News' Martha MacCallum, he stated that Democratic lawmakers "are politically smart enough to put things in the memo" that would force the president to redact the memo or block it from being released.
"Lawyers have said that it contains sources and methods that could be very compromising".
"The Executive branch stands ready to review any subsequent draft of the February 5th Memorandum for declassification at the earliest opportunity", McGahn also wrote in the letter.
In addition, the letter goes on to cite significant law enforcement concerns. It instead instructed Democrats to work with the Justice Department to adjust the memo so that it could be released publicly.
As Himes went on to point out, the most egregious part of Trump's making the GOP memo being publicized is the fact that, for a noteworthy percentage of Americans, it succeeded in fomenting distrust for the intelligence community and the Russian Federation probe. They also noted that there was other evidence presented to the court besides Steele's information, though they have not provided details. What we do know is that the White House didn't treat these memos the same, as it promised it would.
Both memos center on an application under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act for a warrant to spy on Page.
The Democrats' memo aimed to counter a Republican-drafted one the president declassified and released.
Trump overrode strong Justice Department objections when he declassified a Republican memo alleging an abuse of surveillance powers in the FBI's Russian Federation investigation. The main allegation was that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department didn't tell the court enough about Steele's anti-Trump bias or that his work was funded in part by Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Short said on NBC's "Meet the Press".
"What they did is they said, 'look, you need to make some redactions and some technical corrections here and we will get it out right away.' Now from that point, we've heard nothing but crickets", Nunes, R-Calif., told Maria Bartiromo on "Sunday Morning Futures". "Now they claim when they release the Republican memo that this was in the interest of full transparency and all the White House people were saying full transparency". "The White House ignored their concerns and approved the publication of the Republican memo with no redactions even though the action was described by the agencies as extraordinarily reckless and omitting material facts".