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Lindsey Graham: FBI Memo Should Not Be Released Yet

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday came out against the release of a classified memo that President Trump and his Republican allies believe will show bias in the FBI’s Russia investigation. Graham broke with Trump on the issue, who reportedly attempted to order the Justice Department to release the document. “No, I don't want it released yet,” Graham said on ABC’s This Week. “I want somebody outside of the Republican-led Congress to look at these allegations,” he said. The document reportedly contains allegations of misconduct by senior FBI officials involved in investigating Trump’s campaign for possible collusion with Russia, a fact which Democrats say could be used to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation. Trump reportedly sought to have the document released on Wednesday, having White House Chief of Staff John Kelly phone Attorney General Jeff Sessions personally to ask that the memo be made public, according to The Washington Post. Trump is said to have privately complained to aides in recent weeks that he doesn’t understand why he can’t just have his “guys” at the Justice Department take direct orders.