MEMO RELEASED ➠ House Intelligence Committee Releases Classified FISA Memo
The House Intelligence Committee released their classified FISA memo on Friday morning. The House voted on Monday along party lines to share the explosive memo with the American public. This comes after the approval of President Donald Trump.
Sean Hannity posted a one-hour warning at 10:20 AM ET.
The House Intelligence Committee released the four-page memo on Friday morning.
FOX News says there is testimony from a high-ranking official included in the classified memo. FOX News: Memo says FBI, DOJ used the media to lend credibility to the dossier.
Byron York at The Washington Examiner posted on the memo—
The House Intelligence Committee has released its controversial memo outlining alleged abuses of secret surveillance by the FBI and Justice Department in the Trump-Russia investigation. Here are some key points:
* The Steele dossier formed an essential part of the intial and all three renewal FISA applications against Carter Page.
* Andrew McCabe confirmed that no FISA warrant would have been sought from the FISA Court without the Steele dossier information.
* The political origins of the Steele dossier were known to senior DOJ and FBI officials, but excluded from the FISA applications.
* DOJ official Bruce Ohr met with Steele beginning in the summer of 2016 and relayed to DOJ information about Steele’s bias. Steele told Ohr that he, Steele, was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected president and was passionate about him not becoming president.
The FBI and Justice Department mounted a months-long effort to keep the information outlined in the memo out of the House Intelligence Committee’s hands. Only the threat of contempt charges and other forms of pressure forced the FBI and Justice to give up the material.
Once Intelligence Committee leaders and staff compiled some of that information into the memo, the FBI and Justice Department, supported by Capitol Hill Democrats, mounted a ferocious campaign of opposition, saying release of the memo would endanger national security and the rule of law.
But Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes never wavered in his determination to make the information available to the public. President Trump agreed, and, as required by House rules, gave his approval for release. Read more at TGP.