WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Feb. 2 about a Republican memo on the Russia investigation, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a former British spy’s work on an opposition research project was initially funded by the conservative Washington Free Beacon. Though the former spy, Christopher Steele, was hired by a firm that was initially funded by the Washington Free Beacon, he did not begin work on the project until after Democratic groups had begun funding it.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Trump says Russia-probe memo proves bias; Dems say no
President Donald Trump has declassified a top secret congressional memo, and suggests it proves the investigation of his presidential campaign was fatally flawed
By ERIC TUCKER, MARY CLARE JALONICK and CHAD DAY
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declassified a top-secret congressional memo Friday and suggested it proved the investigation of his presidential campaign and Russia was fatally flawed from the start. Democrats said the document did nothing to clear him or his campaign, and the FBI called the memo inaccurate and incomplete.
Butting heads just as they had before the memo’s release, Trump and his critics stuck to the positions they had staked out in the weeks leading up to the hotly disputed release of the memo prepared by Republicans on the House intelligence committee. The memo makes their case — and Trump’s — that politically motivated abuses in the early stages of the FBI’s investigation made it worse than worthless.
They aren’t sorry. They still want to overthrow election results.