Trump accuses FBI, DOJ of favoring Democrats over Republicans

President Donald Trump speaks at the Republican National Committee (RNC) winter meeting in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is accusing the FBI and Justice Department of playing politics "in favor of Democrats and against Republicans."

Trump tweets: "The top Leadership and Investigators of the FBI and the Justice Department have politicized the sacred investigative process in favor of Democrats and against Republicans - something which would have been unthinkable just a short time ago. Rank & File are great people!"

White House officials say President Donald Trump will allow the publication of a classified memo prepared by Republicans accusing the FBI of abusive surveillance tactics in the Russia investigation.

The memo is said to allege FBI misconduct in the initial stages of its investigation of potential ties between Russia and Trump's 2016 campaign.

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