ANOTHER GOP Rep. Hints “Essence” of FISA Memo About FBI & DOJ Providing False Intel To Courts (VIDEO)
During an appearance on CNN‘s morning show “New Day” Friday, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) told host Chris Cuomo that the “essence” of the “shocking,” FISA abuse memo centers around whether or not the FBI and Justice Department provided false information to the FISA court for the purpose of obtaining spy warrants.
“It’s primarily dealing with the Department of Justice and FBI and imagining this, did they propose or provide information to the FISA courts, and was that information accurate? That’s the essence of this,” Rep. Stewart revealed to Cuomo.
The CNN host shot back, “You believe you have proof that a judge allowed warrants in violation of the legal standard for those warrants?”
Shutting down Cuomo’s question, Rep. Stewart said, “I’m not going to elaborate on it other than that,”
“That is a pretty loaded suggestion, though,” Cuomo contented.
“Yeah once again, we want to declassify this as quickly and to the greatest degree that we can so that the American people can know,” replied Rep. Stewart.
On Saturday evening, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) dropped a major clue on the “Justice With Judge Jeanine” program about what is inside the bombshell FISA abuse memo. The Florida Republican told Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro that Americans will not only be “shocked,” at the way U.S. government officials obtained information, but also at how it was “authenticated.”
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When asked about the contents of the memo, Rep. Gaetz replied, “There are 4 pages of a memorandum prepared by the Intelligence Committee that will shock the conscience of this country when it comes to the horrific abuses that occurred during the last admin. and that I believe continue to pose a threat to Donald Trump’s presidency.”
Later in the interview, Rep. Gaetz hinted the memo outlines how the U.S. government may have committed fraud by presenting the courts with “false information,” to obtain FISA warrants.
“You’re aware as a Judge of the way evidence has to be authenticated and presented to a court to get a warrant,” began the Florida Republican.
“It has to be probable cause to sign a warrant,” Judge Jeanne interjected.
“Of course, and prosecutors and investigators cannot perpetrate frauds on the court by presenting false information or information they know to be false,” Rep. Gaetz continued.
The lawmaker’s statements come on the heels of reports that the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will begin the process to release the memo.