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Nunes Memo Released, Detailing FISA Court Abuse Against Trump Campaign

It’s here! The day we’ve been eagerly waiting for is here.

The controversial FISA memo has been released by the House Intelligence Committee. Crafted by the office of Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the Committee, the memo contains damning revelations about improper behavior by FBI officials during the 2016 presidential campaign.

President Trump hinted at what the memo would contain this morning:

The President is right, and now we have proof. Byron York details the memo here:

The House Intelligence Committee has released its controversial memo outlining alleged abuses of secret surveillance by the FBI and Justice Department in the Trump-Russia investigation. Here are some key points:

* The Steele dossier formed an essential part of the intial and all three renewal FISA applications against Carter Page.

* Andrew McCabe confirmed that no FISA warrant would have been sought from the FISA Court without the Steele dossier information.

* The political origins of the Steele dossier were known to senior DOJ and FBI officials, but excluded from the FISA applications.

* DOJ official Bruce Ohr met with Steele beginning in the summer of 2016 and relayed to DOJ information about Steele’s bias. Steele told Ohr that he, Steele, was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected president and was passionate about him not becoming president.

The FBI and Justice Department mounted a months-long effort to keep the information outlined in the memo out of the House Intelligence Committee’s hands. Only the threat of contempt charges and other forms of pressure forced the FBI and Justice to give up the material.

We already knew many of the details going into this much-anticipated release. The Clinton campaign employed the firm Fusion GPS, which, in turn, employed the services of ex-British spy Christopher Steele to dig up compromising information on then-candidate Donald Trump. Steele did his job in spades, only because he was fed false information by individuals connected to the Russian government. This information, which detailed dalliances between the Manhattan real-estate mogul and Russian prostitutes, formed the basis of the infamous “Trump dossier,” which was shopped around Washington, D.C. during the presidential campaign but no news source accepted due to its questionable nature. That is, until Buzzfeed, a site not known for journalistic integrity, published the contents.

One organization did accept the dossier and its findings, however. The FBI apparently used the dossier as a basis to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign, suspecting foreign collusion.

This is an absolute scandal. The FBI accepted flawed intelligence in order to discredit a private citizens running for president. Paired with the trove of anti-Trump text messages exchanged by FBI investigator Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page, we have the makings of a conspiracy on our hands.

Now, it’s up to the President and members of Congress to hold these individuals accountable for their actions.

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UPDATE – The full memo can be read here:

House Intelligence Committee Report On FISA Abuses by The Federalist on Scribd

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  • The DOJU and the FBI need a purge. President Trump should send the Marines to disarm and reorganize both anti-American terrorist gangs.
    The CIA should be on the target list as well oo.

  • This just raises more questions. Payments for the dossier need to be found out. Where did the money come from and where exactly did it go? Did Obama and his inner circle know it and when did they know it? Why are some of these guys still working at these departments? If the investigation into Trump is based on false information, what are they investigating? Has anyone made clear what a mess Hillary Clinton made?

  • Rank & file FBI agents took OATH to up hold laws and fight enemies foreign & domestic & there ARE enemies to our Constitution from within FBI that rank & file agents should be standing up to... their oath was to our Constitution & not to their corrupt bosses in the FBI

  • Retired Civil Servant here. Just wanted to point out that McCabe will keep his $100,000 + (probably over $150K or more at his grade) for LIFE since he was able to stall long enough to reach full retirement age.
    Also, the irony is that, if I remember correctly, this whole investigation was started by the Democrats under Obama who wanted to punish Comey for saying the investigation was going to reopen because of the E-mails on Winer's (sp) - you can't make this stuff up - laptop.
    So you can't blame McCabe for being stupid enough to make incriminating statements on an e-mail or text. After all, he was in very high up in the American equivalent of the KGB under the American equivalent of Stalin. NO ONE would have ever thought the statements would be made public. Keep in mind that all records of Obama will remain sealed for .. well much longer than anyone reading will be alive. By they time they are made public in what by then will the the Islamic State of North Mexico, Obama will be considered a saint and his lies proof of the superiority of the Black Muslim mind.

  • Really? The use of "so" at the beginning of a sentence is grammatically permissible if you are using it to heighten suspense--which is what Guess Who was doing. I love it when some sanctimonious clown tries to lecture others on grammar and is wrong. Are you sure you're not a liberal?

  • Sorry Guess--I didn't see that you corrected yourself! :) Actually, you were correct as you wrote it.
    I thought it was some liberal trying to diminish what you wrote by correcting your grammar.

  • Hang 'em all. Hillary said it herself - "If I lose we'll all hang".
    Bath House Barry - whoever the hell he really is said it himself

    "Obama: The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide"

    Maybe now the left wing loons will understand why Barry was desperate to have all of his records sealed - doubtful - but maybe.

  • Makes your want to Puke doesn't it? I think that we as citizens have a right to expect more out of an Arm of Government that what came out in this document.

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