Trump explains refusal to declassify Dems' memo

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump has accused the Democrats of playing politics with classified information, asserting that their memo countering GOP allegations about the conduct of the FBI's Russia probe is a trap meant to "blame the White House for lack of transparency."

The White House notified the House Intelligence Committee on Friday that the president was "unable" to declassify the Democratic memo because of national security concerns.

Trump released a tweet Saturday saying Democrats "knew, because of sources and methods (and more)" that it could not be declassified and released in full.