US House GOP Have Classified FISA Abuse Memo

US House GOP Have Classified FISA Abuse Memo

US House GOP Have Classified FISA Abuse Memo

House Intelligence Committee Republicans are letting lawmakers in the lower chamber see a highly classified report outlining concerns about the conduct of top FBI and Justice Department officials, and their handling of a surveillance program.

“We have concerns, [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] concerns that all members of the body should know,” said Rep. Mike Conaway, (R-TX)

GOP lawmakers argue FISA was inappropriately used to snoop on a foreign policy aide to The Trump Campaign.

But some conservative House Republicans want it released to the public too, including Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)., who said its release is necessary to “preserve our democracy,” and Rep. Lee Zeldin, (R-NY), who contends the report reveals “FISA abuse,”

Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, (R-NC) asked Speaker Paul Ryan, (R-Wis), to authorize a vote on releasing the report. The source said Speaker Ryan deferred to the House Intelligence Committee chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, (R-CA).

“It is time that we become transparent on all of this,” Mr. Meadows said. “And I am calling on our leadership to make this available so that all Americans can judge for themselves.”


The top Democrat on the intel panel mocked the release.

“[T]he Majority voted [Thursday] on a party-line basis to grant House Members access to a profoundly misleading set of talking points drafted by Republican staff attacking the FBI and its handling of the investigation,” Rep. Adam Schiff, (D-CA), said in a statement.

Let’s see the Memo!




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