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Breaking: House Intel committee voted on release on Democrat memo

Members of the House Intelligence Committee told the media that they had vote unanimously on whether to release the Democrat memo written to counter the narrative of the controversial FISA memo.

Here’s how they voted:

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) said Monday that the committee voted unanimously to release the document.

Intel Dem Jim Himes says the committee has voted unanimously to send the Democrats’ rebuttal memo to the White House. @POTUS has five days to decide whether or not to block its public release

— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) February 5, 2018

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) also addressed the media, and said that the Department of Justice and the FBI had already looked at the Democrat memo for several days, but he was concerned that the White House might redact portions of the memo in order to lessen its impact.

“The DOJ and FBI have had our memo for days, unlike the process the majority used. We want their feedback,” he explained. “It is our understanding and expectation that our memo will be going to the White House tonight. So as of tonight, that five-day clock is ticking.”

WATCH: Rep. Adam Schiff announces House Intelligence Committee’s vote to release Democrats’ rebuttal to controversial memo https://t.co/y3RR6XT2rV pic.twitter.com/hvDNhlzuPz

— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 5, 2018

Schiff concluded that the allegations against Trump and his administration were serious and the investigation needed to continue.

“There are serious allegations that need investigation. It’s not enough just to bring people in for them to deny the facts,” he said. “That’s not how an investigation is conducted.”

“There are serious allegations that need investigation. It’s not enough just to bring people in for them to deny the facts. That’s not how an investigation is conducted,” @RepAdamSchiff says on investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election pic.twitter.com/FvDs8dE0oT

— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 5, 2018

President Trump now has five days to consider whether to approve or deny the release of the memo.

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