GOP House Intel Committee Asks President Trump to Declassify Carter Page FISA Docs
House GOP Intel Committee members asked President Trump last month to declassify the Carter Page FISA docs, in a letter obtained by Fox News’ Catherine Herridge.
Thanks to Judicial Watch, the Carter Page FISA docs were released over the weekend after the watchdog filed a FOIA lawsuit.
Although the documents were dishonestly and heavily redacted, they confirm the FBI and DOJ misled the FISA courts.
Comey, Rosenstein, McCabe and Sally Yates all signed the FISA applications even though Hillary’s fraudulent Russia dossier was used as a pretext to obtain the warrants.
GOP lawmakers led by House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) are asking President Trump to declassify the document.
“The FBI’s own Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide (known as the DIOG) prohibits the FBI from using unverified material to obtain a warrant under FISA. The unverified allegations in the dossier were nevertheless presented to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to obtain a FISA warrant and three renewals on Mr. Page. DOJ also presented a news article that was sourced from the author of the dossier,” the letter states.
Fox News reported:
“Because DOJ (Department of Justice) and FBI continue to obstruct the Committee’s investigation, it is time to put the facts in the public domain,” the letter, dated June 14, states.
The 13 Republicans on the committee, including committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., state in the letter that the declassification should be consistent “with the need to protect intelligence sources and methods,” adding that the declassification will “enable the public to understand the DOJ’s and FBI’s basis for obtaining the FISA warrant and three subsequent renewals.”
“… [W]e respectfully request that you declassify and release publicly, and in unredacted form, pages 10-12 and 17-34, along with all associated footnotes, of the third renewal of the FISA application on Mr. Page,” the letter states. “That renewal was filed in June 2017 and signed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.”
The letter states, that on its face, the bureau’s reliance on the dossier appears to violate strict, internal FBI rules.
“The Committee’s investigative findings include DOJ’s and FBI’s use of an unverified dossier of memoranda that was not subjected to proper U.S. government verification and was not handled according to FBI procedures,” the letter says.
Other GOP lawmakers such as Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) called for the FISA docs to be declassified.
Potentially groundbreaking development here. The Carter Page FISA docs should be declassified and further unredacted (protecting only sources and methods) so Americans can know the truth.
If the previous admin was funneling campaign research toward surveillance, we need to know. https://t.co/vWfeatCdUk
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) July 22, 2018
It has come to the point that @realDonaldTrump himself needs to & should declassify the Carter Page FISA warrant applications & ONLY redact sources & methods that must be redacted. There is NO good reason why the public has not yet seen this information.
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) July 23, 2018
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) said he read the Carter Page FISA docs and the American people have a right to know the truth.