10 things you need to know today: February 1, 2018

The FBI and Rep. Devin Nunes feud over secret memo's release, 1 dies when a train carrying GOP lawmakers collides with a truck, and more

Devin Nunes speaks in Washington, D.C.
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1. FBI feuds with House Intelligence Committee chair over secret memo's release

In a rare public statement, the FBI said it has "grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact" the accuracy of a secret memo backed by Republicans. The memo reportedly accuses FBI and Justice Department officials of abusing surveillance laws to get court permission to surveil President Trump's former campaign adviser Carter Page. Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee voted to release the document Monday, but Democrats have argued that it is misleading and could compromise intelligence sources. Rep. Adam Schiff, the committee's top Democrat, said Wednesday that committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) "secretly" made "material changes" not approved by the panel before sending the memo to the White House. A spokesman for the committee's GOP majority dismissed the changes as "minor edits."

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