Panicked FBI sent five officials to the White House to stop FISA memo, and look who they lobbied
February 1, 2018
In a move that should surprise no one, the top brass at the FBI — many of whom are Obama holdovers — does not want the FISA memo detailing alleged surveillance abuses of the Obama FBI released to the public.
Less than a day after President Trump revealed he “100%” plans to release the memo, the FBI issued a statement claiming it has “grave concerns” about Americans seeing the memo. The White House plans to release the FISA memo today.
With regard to the House Intelligence Committee’s memorandum, the FBI was provided a limited opportunity to review this memo the day before the committee voted to release it,” the FBI statement said. “As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”
But Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, blasted the FBI’s desperate ploy as evidence of more “stonewalling” by the agency to cover up the widespread surveillance abuses it had committed under the direction of Barack Obama.
Here it is from Nunes: the clearest indication yet of what’s coming. The FBI used lies from the Steele dossier to obtain a warrant against Carter Page, which it then used to fuel a whisper campaign against Trump. Abuse of power, pure and simple. Everything else is commentary.
“Having stonewalled Congress’ demands for information for nearly a year, it’s no surprise to see the FBI and DOJ issue spurious objections to allowing the American people to see information related to surveillance abuses at these agencies,” Nunes said in a statement.
Congressman Nunes added: “It’s clear that top officials used unverified information in a court document to fuel a counter-intelligence investigation during an American political campaign. Once the truth gets out, we can begin taking steps to ensure our intelligence agencies and courts are never misused like this again.”
A panicked Schiff complained Republicans had “secretly altered” the memo before sending it to President Trump’s desk for review.
A rep for the House Intelligence Committee responded by saying the only “edits” that were made were grammatical ones, and “two edits” specifically made at the request of Democrats and FBI officials.
As chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes is obligated to inform Congress of FISA abuses being committed to illegally spy on private citizens, which is reportedly what happened to Donald Trump before he became president.
“Chairman Nunes has an obligation — an obligation — to inform Congress when there has been FISA abuses. And so all he’s doing is following on his constitutional duty to let us know about that,” Meadows said. “It’s time for transparency to the American people.”
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According to WND there are top agents that have reviewed the information and could not point to any inaccuracies. Yet most of MSM is displaying prominently that there are “grave concerns.”
First, I am sure there are concerns. Guilt does that. No one wants to get caught doing some naughty, corrupt, or personally damning deed. Need to protect pride or save oneself from repercussions at all cost is reasonable, especially if an option is prison, loss of property, or forever branded as traitor–unacceptable but understandable. You did the deed then you own the consequences.
Second, it is NOT acceptable to withhold the four-page document outlining government wrongdoing from the last president. As long as there are innocent parties and informant names withheld and specific legal information involving a case not displayed to the public eye then there should be no reason not to make the information public.
We absolutely know that Obama, a shadow group, and his administration were attempting to take over our country and its sovereignty. To deny citizens the right to see and read for ourselves what is in the memo and finally understand that we were right all along is not acceptable.
There might be serious repercussions — yes. There might be some reason for alarm to the health and property of particular individuals from crazies — yes. But you guys — OUR EMPLOYEES — do not get the right to decide for us or hide, cover up, in any way alter, or destroy that information. It is time all of it came out in the open.
We have reached the point of no belief without full discloser and the end of tolerance for delays, excuses, collusion, obstruction, or any other action except TRUTH. If we freak and panic, so be it. Sometimes unfortuantely the most meaningful lessons are those permanently etched in a memory which was harsh or caused by fear or panic.
Our premier US investigative agency is in tatters from those who have misused and abused it. Now there needs to be a thorough cleaning. Agents loyal to the US not to Obama or some foreign entity are the only ones that should be within its walls and under its shield. Everyone else deserves GITMO time.
We as a nation cannot heal if we are not allowed to see the problem, understand the real ramifications of actions, and find a way forward in unity to a better country. The same can be said for all of the key players being brought before a court to answer for their corruption and any seditious or treasonous actions. We need as a nation to believe that justice has been served; that steps have been taken to never allow this again; that money has returned that was stolen; and most importantly that lives of those who have suffered or been lost have found peace.
We expect justice not wholesale slaughter like during the French Revolution. We expect equality under the law for rich or poor, old or young regardless of sex, religion, country, or activity. We can no longer tolerate the knowledge that there are those from within and without our own country who have been actively selling out our national identity, our rights, our security, and been attempting to enslave our country for generations to come for any sick, perverted, egotistical, or ideological reason.