The White House reportedly worries the Nunes memo is 'underwhelming'

Rep. Devin Nunes.
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President Trump is reportedly ready to defy recommendations from his own Justice Department, as well as the FBI director he appointed, in order to release a controversial Republican memo. But apparently not everyone in the White House is sold.

The hotly contested memo, authored by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), reportedly alleges the FBI inappropriately spied on President Trump's campaign in 2016. Trump reportedly believes that releasing the document publicly could help to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including potential collusion between Trump's team and Russia, which Trump has deemed a "witch hunt." But some staff in the White House believe the document is "underwhelming," Axios reported Thursday.

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