The Department of Justice and the FBI said they had “grave concerns” over releasing the FISA memo to the American public on Wednesday.
As well they should be.
I wouldn’t expect the DoJ or the FBI to welcome a document outlining their absolute corruption and abuse of power.
What else do they want to cover up? Maybe their complicity in the Garland, Texas ISIS attack?
My statement on FBI/DOJ objections to the public release of our memo: https://t.co/VhhXOWd30q
— Devin Nunes (@DevinNunes) January 31, 2018
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes issued the following statement today:
“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.”
RELEASE THE MEMO: FBI HAS ‘GRAVE CONCERNS’ OVER RELEASING FISA MEMO
January 30, 2018, Hannity:
The Department of Justice and the FBI said they had “grave concerns” over releasing the controversial FISA memo to the American public on Wednesday, claiming the bureau had “limited opportunity” to review the document and had concerns regarding “material omissions.”
The agency released an official statement on the four-page document this week, just one day after the House Intelligence Committee voted to release the bombshell material to the public.
The Justice Department had previously voiced its opposition to disclosing the material, which reportedly highlights widespread abuse of FISA courts at the DOJ to intentionally surveil American citizens -possibly senior Trump associates.
“The FBI was provided a limited opportunity to review this memo the day before the committee voted to release it,” said a statement from the bureau. “As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”
“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,” added the agency.
Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller
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