In an unusual move, the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday publicly slammed the controversial memo written by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and called it out for factual inaccuracies.
In a statement posted by ABC News' Mike Levine, the FBI said it only had limited time to review the memo's contents before the House Intelligence Committee voted to release it.
"As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo's accuracy," the statement concludes.
FBI takes aim at the secret memo drafted by GOP staff of Rep. Nunes... FBI statement: https://t.co/RrNLnvEThE— Mike Levine (@Mike Levine) 1517420098.0
The Nunes memo, which alleges a conspiracy within the FBI to bring down President Donald Trump, has been slammed by Democrats for allegedly being misleading and for cherry picking intelligence to justify sweeping, unsupported conclusions. House Democrats were pushing to release their own memo countering the assertions made by Nunes, but they were voted down this week by their fellow colleagues on the House Intelligence Committee.
The release of the memo was also reportedly opposed by FBI Director Christopher Wray, as Bloomberg reports that he believes the memo’s conclusions are faulty.