The long-anticipated FISA memo has finally been released after a sudden shake-up in the White House yesterday with California Representative Devin Nunes caught alerting it. Based on the extensive details it just exposed today, we’re not only getting confirmation of what many Conservatives had long suspected, but more information revealed within it is even worse than we realized.
It’s fair to say that there is complete shakedown underway in the White House and by the end of the day, some people could find themselves out of a job or facing jail time. This was perhaps the day that Hillary Clinton knew would come if Donald Trump took office. She tried to stop it in a number of incredibly illegal ways and now she’s been implicated in the actions and Trump exonerated. It’s long overdue.
Fox News reports:
A memo that shows alleged government surveillance abuse has been released and includes testimony from a high-ranking government official who says without the infamous Trump dossier, the FBI and DOJ would not have secured surveillance warrants to spy on at least one member of the Trump team.
The House Intelligence Committee released the memo on Friday afternoon.
t specifically cites the DOJ and FBI’s surveillance of onetime Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, saying the dossier “formed an essential part” of the application to spy on him.
The memo, which has been at the center of an intense power struggle between congressional Republicans, was declassified ahead of its release Friday.
It also claims the FBI and DOJ used media reporting to lend credibility to the dossier, while the firm behind the dossier, Fusion GPS, briefed major American news outlets to include New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, New Yorker, Yahoo and Mother Jones.
The memo shows that after former British spy Christopher Steele was cut off from the FBI, he continued to pass information, as did Fusion GPS, through Justice Department Official Bruce Ohr. Ohr’s wife Nellie began working for Fusion GPS as early as May 2016.
It also claims evidence that Steele has a personal animus for President Trump.
“Steele admitted to Ohr his feelings against then Candidate Trump, in September of 2016, when Steele told Ohr, that he Steele ‘was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president,” the memo reads, according to an excerpt obtained by Fox News.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, Trump, who has read the memo, called the contents “a disgrace.”
“A lot of people should be ashamed of themselves,” he said.
The unclassified four-page memo says it was written to provide lawmakers information on the FBI and DOJ’s use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, surveillance during the 2016 presidential election.
The memo says the committee’s findings “raise concerns with the legitimacy and legality of certain DOJ and FBI interactions” with the FISA court and “represent a troubling breakdown of legal processes established to protect the American people from abuses related to the FISA process.”
The White House sent a letter to Nunes accompanying the unredacted, declassified memo Friday.
“The president understands that the protection of our national security represents his highest obligation,” White House Counsel to the president Don McGhan wrote in a letter to Nunes Friday.
McGahn said the White House review process included input from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice, along with direction from lawyers and national security staff.
“Consistent with this review and these standards, the president has determined that declassification of the Memorandum is appropriate,” McGahn wrote, clarifying that the memo “reflects the judgement of its congressional authors.
“Though the circumstances leading to the declassification through this process are extraordinary, the Executive Branch stands ready to work with Congress to accommodate oversight requests consistent with applicable standards and processes, including the need to protect intelligence sources and methods,” McGahn wrote.
The release of the four-page memo comes after the House Intelligence Committee voted earlier this week, over Democratic objections, to make the document public. This led to a rare and stunning rebuke from the bureau, which said Wednesday they had “grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”
The memo includes alleged abuses involving FISA, or the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
In a last-ditch objection, the top Democrat on the House committee claimed overnight that Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., had made “material changes” to the memo that was sent to the White House for review.
But Nunes’ office described the changes as minor and blasted the complaint as a “bizarre distraction from the abuses detailed in the memo.”
The White House has backed the memo’s release, calling for “transparency.”
From here, it will be interesting to see how many more supporters Trump gains and if the Democrat party dwindles. Hopefully, people will see and acknowledge the truth for what it is and that the corrupt leftist leaders cannot be trusted.