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Nunes: Americans Will Be ‘Shocked’ By Other Carter Page FISA Info

Chuck Ross on July 29, 2018

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes claimed Sunday that the American public will be “shocked” when it sees the remaining blacked out portions of the FBI’s applications for spy warrants against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

“We are quite confident that once the American people see these 20 pages, at least for those that will get real reporting on this issue, they will be shocked by what’s in that FISA application,” Nunes said in an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo.

Nunes’ comments raise expectations about what information remains hidden behind 20-plus pages of the FBI’s fourth and final application for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant against Page.

The Department of Justice released portions of the four FISA applications on July 20 in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. A majority of the information remains redacted because it is classified.

Nunes and his fellow Republicans on the Intelligence Committee asked President Donald Trump in a June 14 letter to declassify 21 pages from the final FISA application, which was signed by deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The unredacted portions of the applications confirmed much of what has already been made public through two memos released earlier this year by Republicans and Democrats on the House Intelligence panel.

The applications show that the FBI relied heavily on the unverified Steele dossier to make the case that Page was acting as a foreign agent of Russia during the presidential campaign. Page has vehemently denied the allegations.

The release of the FISA applications reignited debate over whether the FBI abused the FISA process by relying on the dossier to obtain the warrants.

Democrats argued that the applications showed that the FBI provided enough evidence to show FISA Court judges that there was probable cause to believe that Page was acting as a covert agent of Russia. They also asserted that the information hidden behind the remaining redactions likely provided other damning evidence against Page, including evidence that would bolster the Democrat-funded dossier.

But Nunes, a Trump ally, is suggesting that is not the case.

“What’s left that’s redacted, the American people really do need to know what’s underneath there.”

He also insisted on Sunday that “the Left and the media” do not want additional portions of the FISAs to be made public.

“They don’t want that unredacted. They don’t want transparency for the American people,” he said.

Nunes said that he believes that the president’s lawyers are reviewing the June 14 letter to see if the 20 pages can be made public.

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  • This American wants to see a group of these corrupt politicians hanging in the public square. Take your pick of which ones. The rest will flee to Venezuela to avoid prosecution. It is beyond the time for Congress to start withholding funds for non compliance.

  • The President and all of the American Citizen deserve and want to see the FISA Document unredacted, to see just how Corrupt the FBI was and still is.

  • The Democrats control the media and the intelligence agencies. Just like a banana republic. So, what do you think are the chances of those redacted pages seeing the light of day? Zip, nada, zilch.

  • I find it interesting that so far no-one here seems to care that we had a felon for a president for eight years.


  • RELEASE all the details of OPERATION CROSSFIRE HURRICANE...the FAILED FBI orchestrated COUP against Candidate Donald Trump AND President Donald Trump....!!! RELEASE all the details....all the protocols.....We the People demand it...!!

  • Noons is a loon. Every time Nunes makes a claim, it is refuted when the actual documents come out. I can only suspet that Nunes himself has something to fear from the investigation.

    Plenty of Republicans have said the warrant was justified.

    • Of course it was justified. Of course the dossier was factual to a fault. Of course the FISA judge was dead on by issuing the FISA warrant based on such a factual dossier Of course it is natural for a partisan committee 17 Trump haters to investigate the him based on a dossier that was paid for by Hillary Clinton shouldn't be a question of her loyalty to ?? (sic) Sure in the hell was not this country.

    • YOU are not on our side. You are too delusional to be on anybody's side. "Republicans have even said it was justified"...that alone tells me you are beyond hope. I won't go into this further with you, you couldn't keep up and to be quite honest...trying to tell a liberal the truth is like giving medicine to the dead...RIP.

  • Please, President Trump- declassify the documents so we the people can see what really has been going on in our government---we are the taxpayers who pay all these corrupt politician's salaries and so much more--we have a right to know the truth!!!

    • What makes you think Trump wants the truth out? He won't even release his tax returns. Won't reveal the White House visitors log, etc. He is not on your side.

      • You are a typical low information, wild eyed radical leftist, low life liberal, definitely not worthy of participating here.

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