GOP House Members Demand Release of Classified Wiretap Abuse Memo

GOP House Members Demand Release of Classified Wiretap Abuse Memo

"We have concerns - FISA concerns - that all members of the body should know", said Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), a member of House Intel committee, on Friday as reported by Politico. The panel's Democrats all opposed the move.

Democrats on the committee have dismissed the memo as a dishonest attempt to undermine the Russian Federation investigation, and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough) called it a "pack of lies". He did not discuss the document's contents.

The Republicans, they said, made the memo available to all House members in preparation for a public release "for the political goal of spreading a false narrative and undermining" Mueller and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Now in the time since the vote, lawmakers have been voicing their opinions online for the four-page memo to be released to the public. Several have taken to social media, conservative television and radio outlets, and even the House floor, to demand the public be able to see what they've read. "Americans deserve the truth".

In talks between House Freedom Caucus leader Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Republican leaders over the continuing resolution that the House passed Thursday, one of Meadows' requests was the immediate release of Nunes' memo, according to a source familiar with the discussions. Some left-leaning news outlets pointed out that the hashtag went viral with the help of Russian bots and trolls.

Rep. K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, who heads the Intelligence Committee's probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, described the memo as a list of "problems we have discovered with FISA", which is short for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the law governing the collection of foreign intelligence on USA soil.

"It is so alarming the American people have to see this", he said.

But the government official, who viewed the document told Sara Carter, "it will be tough for a lot of people to see this and especially the media, which has been attempting to deemphasize the dossier".

"The classified report compiled by House Intelligence is deeply troubling and raises serious questions about the upper echelon of the Obama DOJ and Comey FBI as it relates to the so-called collusion investigation", said Rep. Ron DeSantis.

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"They are trying to affect the outcome of the election".

Republicans have repeatedly said the Russian Federation investigation, now led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, has been undermined by partisan bias.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told Fox News in December that his investigators have already uncovered evidence of abuse in the USA government's surveillance practices.

"Based on today's events I have a message tonight for Special Counsel Robert Mueller".

The talking points have nothing to do with Section 702, a controversial surveillance power that Congress just voted to renew, said individuals familiar with the content.

United States President Donald J. Trump salutes the Marine Guard as he returns to the White House in Washington, DC following a trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Thursday, January 18, 2018.

"I ask that your administration promptly investigate whether my name or the names of other Members of Congress, or individuals from our staffs or campaigns, were included in queries or searches of databases of the intelligence community, or if their identities were unmasked in any intelligence reports or products", Paul wrote.

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