Earlier today, President Trump made it known that he approves of the public release of the controversial FISA memo, which was authored by staffers of Rep. Devin Nunes and provides details about FBI and FISA court abuse inflicted on the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential race.
John Roberts of Fox News confirmed the approval:
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) February 1, 2018
And with that, the race is on. The memo will reportedly go back to the House Intelligence Committee, and will, in all likelihood, be released tomorrow morning. All the reporting so far indicates that the memo will contain explosive revelations, the kind that could lead to huge layoffs within the upper echelon of the government.
Earlier this week, Fox News host Sean Hannity said that FBI Director Christopher Wray read the memo and was “shocked to his core.”
Now that the Nunes memo is set to be released tomorrow, the FBI is already pushing back against its claims, despite two senior officials from the agency confirming there were no factual inaccuracies within the memo. The Bureau has demanded changes to the memo, which Nunes has accepted.
But that’s not good enough. Now the FBI is preparing a rebuttal to the memo once it’s released. CBS reports,
FBI director Christopher Wray is prepared to issue a rebuttal if theRep. Devin Nunes’s alleging inappropriate surveillance of the Trump campaign by the FBI and Justice Department, according to CBS News senior national security analyst Fran Townsend. The that they have “grave concerns” about the memo and the “material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”
With so much effort being put into refuting the memo, you have to wonder how accurate the claims really are. It’s looking like we should prepare for something juicy to be in the memo upon release.
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