The FBI on Wednesday released a statement regarding the controversial memo by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes alleging abuses of surveillance powers during the 2016 election, saying it had “grave concerns” over material omissions of fact.

James Comey’s buddy Benjamin Wittes interpreted the FBI’s statement as proof that the Nunes memo is a lie.

Hmm … Fox News reported Tuesday that two senior FBI officials had seen the memo and concluded that it contained “no factual inaccuracies.” Either that report is false, or Wittes’ tweet doesn’t add up.

Speaking of material omissions, Nunes responded to the FBI’s statement alleging material omissions on the FBI’s part:

“The FBI is intimately familiar with ‘material omissions’ with respect to their presentations to both Congress and the courts,” Nunes shot back.

Yep … release the memo.

Brit Hume chimed in on the exchange, noting that the FBI’s stance seems to have changed a bit.

Now that he mentions it, wasn’t the release of the memo supposed to be a threat to national security? The FBI seems to have scaled back its objections a bit now that the release of the memo seems imminent, once President Trump reviews and approves it.

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Paging Nancy Pelosi: FBI officials reportedly find no factual inaccuracies in Nunes memo