The criminal minions at the FBI are pulling out all the stops in a last ditch effort to block the release of the controversial “Nunes memo.” In an unprecedented move, the bureau issued an on-the-record statement, saying the memo contains “material omissions of fact that impact the memo’s accuracy.”
The four-page memo reportedly contains evidence that the Justice Department mischaracterized the infamous Steele dossier in an application for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant.The warrant was granted in September of 2016 and allowed the FBI to legally spy on Carter Page, a Trump campaign official. The dossier itself was written by former British spy Christopher Steele and was paid for by the Clinton campaign and DNC.
Check it out, per Daily Caller:
Republicans have raised questions about the FISA application because it reportedly cited information from the Steele dossier. They say that’s a problem because Steele’s dossier remains largely unverified.
On Monday, the committee voted along party lines to release the document to the public, barring any objections from the White House.
In its statement, the FBI denied allegations of FISA abuse.
“The FBI takes seriously its obligations to the FISA Court and its compliance with procedures overseen by career professionals in the Department of Justice and the FBI. We are committed to working with the appropriate oversight entities to ensure the continuing integrity of the FISA process,” the statement reads.
Representative Nunes issued a blistering statement in response to the FBI’s remarks:
“Having stonewalled Congress’ demands for information for nearly a year, it’s no surprise to see the FBI and DOJ issue spurious objections to allowing the American people to see information related to surveillance abuses at these agencies. The FBI is intimately familiar with ‘material omissions’ with respect to their presentations to both Congress and the courts, and they are welcome to make public, to the greatest extent possible, all the information they have on these abuses. Regardless, it’s clear that top officials used unverified information in a court document to fuel a counter-intelligence investigation during an American political campaign. Once the truth gets out, we can begin taking steps to ensure our intelligence agencies and courts are never misused like this again.”
Well, President Trump signaled on Tuesday that he has every intention of releasing the report. He was accidentally caught on an live microphone following Tuesday’s State of the Union address saying that there’s a “100 percent” chance the memo will seen by the public.
Do you think President Trump will release the memo?