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FBI Director Christoper Wray reportedly thinks the Nunes memo contains 'inaccurate information'

FBI Director Christopher Wray has implored the White House not to release a hotly contested memo about the FBI, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Wray believes the memo, which alleges the FBI improperly surveilled the Trump campaign in 2016, "contains inaccurate information and paints a false narrative." The memo was authored by Republican Rep. Devin Nunes (Calif.) and has been touted by some congressional Republicans as evidence of bias at the FBI.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein visited the White House on Monday night to express their opposition to the memo's release. Wray read the memo Sunday, Bloomberg reports.

The House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines Monday to release the memo, despite concerns from Democrats and the Justice Department. The White House now has the final say on whether it can be released. Although White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed Tuesday that there were "no current plans" for the memo's release, President Trump was seen telling a GOP congressman after the State of the Union address Tuesday night that he was "100 percent" in favor of making the memo public.

Bloomberg reported last week that Trump hopes the document could "expose what the president sees as the politically motivated agenda behind Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe." White House Chief of Staff John Kelly predicted in a Fox News Radio interview Wednesday the memo "will be released here pretty quick."