Top Democrat says vote to release memo invalid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says a vote earlier this week to release a classified memo to the public is invalid because Republicans changed part of the document before sending it to the White House for review.

California Rep. Adam Schiff sent a letter to House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes late Wednesday that charged the document had been “secretly altered” by Republicans after the vote. Schiff did not detail the changes. A spokesman for Nunes did not immediately return a request for comment.

The panel voted Monday to publicly release the memo, part of a GOP effort to prove improper use of surveillance by the FBI in its Russia investigation. President

Donald Trump has five days from the vote to review the document.

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