Published: Tue, January 30, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Republicans vs. feds: The continuing anti-FBI smear campaign

Republicans vs. feds: The continuing anti-FBI smear campaign

According to a report from the Washington Examiner, the House Intelligence Committee may vote next week to release two "dueling classified memos:" one put together by Chairman Devin Nunes and the other authored by desperate Democrats anxious to "correct" the Nunes memo.

A top congressional intelligence source informed Fox News on Wednesday that it is really foolish that they would attempt to hinder us from publicizing the memo.

Intelligence committee member John Cornyn has been briefed on the memo by House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes, per that report. "We have to fix the institution that allows your Fourth Amendment, your privacy right, to be circumvented using these techniques".

POLITICO contacted or reviewed statements by the committee's 13 Republicans, and found near-unanimous support for making public the memo, which Democrats call a misleading effort to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Trump's ties to Russian Federation.

In its opening language, the memo says that its objective is to brief lawmakers on the findings of the Intelligence Committee's investigation into actions by the Department of Justice and the FBI, according to a Democrat familiar with the document; the actions had to do with an application for a warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in connection with Mueller's investigation. If he does object, the question could come before the full House.

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said he is planning on writing his own memo, which will supposedly set the record straight on the Nunes memo.

It's naturally become a partisan flashpoint, with Republicans siding with Nunes and Democrats coming out against the memo, accusing it of being willfully misleading.

The bombshell memo reportedly details widespread abuse of the FISA courts to deploy the nation's top-secret surveillance tools on American citizens; possibly including President Trump and his senior aides in the run-up to the 2016 general election and his inauguration.

Their concerns intensified last month when it was reported that Mueller had removed Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok from his investigative team after he discovered that Strzok made disparaging remarks about Trump in a series of text messages to his colleague, Lisa Page.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a speech in Norfolk, Virginia on Friday that DOJ officials "don't see criticism from Congress as a bad thing", but that "while we are open to fair criticism, we will of course defend our investigators and prosecutors from criticism that is unfair".

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