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FACT CHECK: Read The GOP Memo Released By House Intelligence Committee

The Republican memo released by Congress alleges improper surveillance against President Trump's 2016 campaign. (Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images)
The Republican memo released by Congress alleges improper surveillance against President Trump's 2016 campaign. (Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images)

A memo alleging the FBI abused its surveillance authority became public on Friday after a push by House Republicans. President Trump authorized the memo's release, even after the FBI expressed "grave concerns" about the "accuracy" of the document, authored by House intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif.

NPR journalists who cover the Justice Department, the White House and national security have annotated the White House's authorization letter and the memo itself.

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