US President Donald Trump was wrong to assert that a GOP-produced classified memo on FBI surveillance powers cleared him in the Russia investigation, according to Democratic and Republican politicians.
Memo released last week alleges FBI misconduct in Trump probe
President Donald Trump tweeted the document “totally vindicates” him
But Democrats and some Republicans say Mr Trump is wrong
They expressed hope that special counsel Robert Mueller’s work would continue without interference.
The memo released last week alleges misconduct on the part of the FBI and the Justice Department in obtaining a warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to monitor former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page and his ties to Russia.
Specifically, it takes aim at the FBI’s use of information from former British spy Christopher Steele, who compiled a dossier containing allegations of ties between Mr Trump, his associates and Russia.