DOJ dismisses Nunes demand for Trump-Russia document

The Department of Justice on Friday dismissed Rep. Devin Nunes demand for an unredacted copy of the document that initiated the FBI’s investigation of links between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign.

In a letter released Friday, the Justice Department reaffirmed their and the FBI’s response to House Intelligence Committees inquiries regarding the document.

Nunes, who is the House Intelligence Committee chairman, on Thursday sent a letter to the Justice Department demanding an unredacted copy of that document.

The Justice Department, however, have said they accommodated the committee in a “manner consistent with relevant legal precedents“ by providing members of the department and FBI to review the FISA applications and renewals in camera.

“The Department considers this an extraordinary accommodation based on unique facts and circumstances,” according to the letter, which was signed by Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd. “We are also extending this review opportunity to the members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Department will be in contact to arrange the appropriate review sessions in the near future.“

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