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Friday, February 2, 2018
FBI Makes Last-Ditch Effort To Block Release Of Secret Spy Memo
Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers
Ed. Thus far both the FBI and the Democrat Party proper have become players in
the “Kill the Memo” sweepstakes.The
FBI has suddenly claimed that the FISA Memo isn’t complete, while Democrat Adam ‘Bug-Eyes’
Schiff has charged Republicans with having altered it. You’ll remember it was
Schiff who stated that the American people were simply too ignorant to understand
the contents of the 4 page document.
After President Trump
OK’s its release, the memo goes back to the House to be released to the public
by Congressman Nunes. With any luck, we’ll actually get to see the thing by
Monday at the latest.
The following article
appeared in the Daily Caller on January 31st
The FBI expressed “grave concerns” on
Wednesday over a controversial surveillance memo that could be released to the
public this week.
In a rare move, the FBI issued an
on-the-record statement claiming that the memo, which was crafted by
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, contains “material omissions
of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”
The four-page memo reportedly alleges
that the Justice Department and FBI failed to provide information regarding the
infamous Steele dossier in an application for a Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant taken out against former Trump campaign adviser
The warrant was granted in Sept.
2016, just after Page left the Trump campaign. He is a prominent figure in the
dossier, which was written by former British spy Christopher Steele and
financed by the Clinton campaign and DNC.
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
The memo also reportedly reveals that
shortly after taking office last April, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
renewed Page’s FISA warrant. Some Trump critics see the memo’s mention of
Rosenstein as part of a strategy to fire him in order to undercut the Russia
investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Rosenstein is currently overseeing
Mueller and Rod Rosenstein
The FBI and Justice Department have
scrambled over the past week to prevent the release of the memo, which
committee chairman Devin Nunes and South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy put together
along with Republican committee staffers.
The Justice Department sent a letter
to Nunes last week calling the potential release of the memo “extremely
Amid complaints from DOJ and
Democratic lawmakers, Gowdy urged Nunes to meet with FBI Director Christopher
Wray to discuss the memo. The pair met on Sunday.
Rep. Devin Nunes
On Monday, the committee voted along
party lines to release the document to the public, barring any objections from
the White House. President Trump signaled on Tuesday that he plans to release
the report. He was caught on an open microphone following Tuesday’s State of
the Union address saying that there is a “100 percent” chance that the memo
will be made public.
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.
The bureau acknowledged that Wray was
granted a “limited opportunity” to review the memo on Sunday.
“As expressed during our initial
review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that
fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”
Update: Nunes issued a blistering statement after publication of this article in
response to the FBI’s remarks. He said:
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 thetruth gets out, we can begin taking steps to ensure our intelligence
agencies and courts are never misused like this again.”