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The Wall Street Journal: Trump, Schiff exchange barbs over release of Democratic memo

WASHINGTON — A feud flared over the weekend between President Donald Trump and the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee over the release of a Democratic memo defending federal investigators’ handling of surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser.

Rep. Adam Schiff of California accused the White House of delaying the memo’s release until the weekend to minimize news coverage, while the president said Schiff leaks information from the committee and is a “bad guy.”

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The back-and-forth, playing out on TV and Twitter, followed the release Saturday of a 10-page memo written by Schiff that rebutted an earlier Republican memo alleging federal officials improperly relied on Democratic-funded opposition research to get a warrant to spy on the former Trump adviser, Carter Page.

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