Russia Probe Memo Released After President Trump Declassified It
11 February, 2018, 08:04 | Author: Wade Massey
The memo, written by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, raises concerns about the FBI's attempts to secure a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant, which it says "represent a troubling breakdown of legal processes established to protect the American people from abuses related to the FISA process".
President Donald Trump has declassified a Republican-drafted memo which alleges the probe into possible collusion between his election campaign and Russian Federation is a product of political bias against Trump.
Former FBI Director James Comey scorned the memo that was released by House Republicans after being declassified Friday by President Donald Trump, saying it doesn't add up to much.
"Their (sic) was no Collusion and there was no Obstruction (the word now used because, after one year of looking endlessly and finding NOTHING, collusion is dead)".
Early last week Nunes toldDemocrat Rep. Mike Quigley during a House Intelligence Committee meeting that the FBI and Justice Department have "been under investigation by this committee for many, many months for FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] abuse and other matters".
Democrats said it was a set of cherry-picked claims aimed at smearing law enforcement and releasing the memo would damage law enforcement and intelligence work.
The memo adds that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told the committee in December 2017 that "no surveillance warrant would have been sought" without the dossier.
Butting heads just as they had before the memo's release, Trump and his critics stuck to the positions they had staked out in the weeks leading up to the hotly disputed release of the memo prepared by Republicans on the House intelligence committee.
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He accused House Republicans of pushing for the memo's release in an effort to end the Russian Federation investigation, despite concerns from the FBI and Justice Department. It is Trump, of course, who is the one bent on undermining an investigation into whether he and those closest to him have broken the law, and who is engaged in bare-knuckled politics to keep that investigation from taking its proper course.
A controversial document prepared by Republican members of Congress accuses USA law enforcement officials of abusing their surveillance authorities during the Russian Federation investigation.
The White House said the president would be open to releasing the Democratic memo after it was subjected to a security review.
It focuses on the court-approved wiretapping of Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign who was put under electronic surveillance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Ranking Member Adam B. Schiff is expected to offer a motion to release the 10-page document, which Democrats have promised to send to the Justice Department for redactions.
President Trump approved the declassification of the memo and said it revealed a disgraceful story.
Ryan says he also wants the Dems' memo released for transparency sake.
"I stand by our shared determination to do our work independently and by the book".
"I never heard that", Priebus said on NBC's Meet the Press.
He has told the Washington Post that he was the victim of abuse and says he is seeking legal advice to address her defamation. He did a good job while he was in the White House, ' Trump said , before wishing him a 'wonderful career'.
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An FBI background check previous year had uncovered the allegations of abuse by Porter, but he was allowed to remain in his job. Mr Trump said he was "sad" about Mr Porter's departure and that his former staffer was having a "tough time ".
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What the Nunes memo and the Democratic memo are all about
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The White House has faced a firestorm of criticism over its handling of the allegations and its response to them. But White House officials said Kelly pushed Porter to stay in the job even after the release of the photos.