Trump 'inclined' to permit release of Democratic memo after review: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he walks on South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., before his departure to the Customs and Border Protection National Targeting Center, February 2, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump “would be inclined” to permit the release of a memo written by Democrats that rebuts a Republican document alleging anti-Trump bias at the FBI, if it passes a security and legal review, a White House spokesman told CNN on Friday.

“I think the president would be inclined to release the Democratic memo should it come to us and should it be reviewed and gone through the same process and if national security and legal equities review it and say it doesn’t challenge sources and methods, the information in it” is accurate, White House spokesman Raj Shah told the network.

Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Eric Beech