US President Donald Trump has approved the release of a classified Republican memo that alleges bias against him at the FBI and Justice Department.
The document claims the FBI used an unsubstantiated report to obtain a warrant to conduct surveillance on a Trump adviser
Democrats claim the memo is an attempt to undermine Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election campaign
The FBI said it had “grave concerns about material omissions of fact” in the document
The move ratcheted up the stakes in a showdown with senior law enforcement officials over the probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Ignoring the urgings of the FBI earlier this week, Mr Trump declassified the four-page memo and sent it to Congress, where Republicans on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee immediately released it to the public.