SARA CARTER: Whistleblowers, GOP Congressional Sources Fear FISA Memo May Not be Released as FBI Works to Delegitimize Document
THE DEEP STATE IS IN DEEP PANIC–
The FBI released a statement on Wednesday pointing to “grave concerns” on the release of the House GOP FISA memo.
Investigative reporter Sara Carter says the FBI and DOJ are doing everything they can to stop the FISA memo from being released to the public. Some sources are telling Carter they are concerned the FISA memo may not be released.
Investigative journalist Sara Carter reports:
Whistleblowers, Republican congressional members, and some former intelligence officials cite mounting concern that the White House may not release the House Intelligence Committee’s FISA abuse memo as the FBI pushed against plans to make it public based on false allegations that the memo contains information that would harm U.S. national security, sources tell this reporter.[…]
The four-page memo is currently under review by the White House National Security Council, as well as with the Director of National Intelligence, according to U.S. officials familiar with the review process. One U.S. official said they were concerned the review is being “slow-rolled in an effort to get President Trump to change his mind about releasing the memo.”[…]
Another congressional official, familiar with the contents of the memo, said it was the FBI and DOJ, which refused to disclose or provide documentation requested by the House Intelligence Committee since early last summer. The congressional official said, “it was only when the committee warned of contempt of Congress did Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to turn over the necessary documents used in the committees’ review of the alleged FISA abuses by the FBI and DOJ.”
“They are sparing no expense at trying to stop this memo from being released,” the congressional official said. “You have the Democrats, media and the deep state trying to stop the memo from going public and if they can’t they are preemptively trying to discredit it.”
House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) responded to the FBI’s statement in a press release Wednesday.
Nunes said, “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.”
The FBI and DOJ are very upset that the House Intelligence Committee is about to expose their FISA abuse.
The memo must be devastating!
Following the SOTU address, President Trump was asked by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) if he would release the FISA abuse memo. Trump replied, “oh yeah, don’t worry, 100%.”
The FBI sent 5 agents over to the White House this week to alter the House Intel FISA memo.
Lou Dobbs: Our chief correspondent at the White House, John Roberts, telling us that the new version of the memorandum has been altered in some ways by the White House review. Five professional members of the FBI were at the White House to meet with the Chief of Staff John Kelly to got through that.