The infamous FISA memo is a Presidential-decision away from reaching the public, and the FBI is in severe panic mode over it. So much, that they are issuing desperate new pleas in an attempt to the scare the White House from clearing the path for the memo to reach the public. And Devin Nunes is not about to let them get away with it.
The FBI issued in a statement that it has “grave concerns” about what is inside the memo that could be made public.
According to The Hill, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein both recently warned the White House about signing off on releasing the memo to the public and the FBI issued the following statement:
“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.”
“As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”
Devin Nunes wasn’t having it and immediately shot back.
NUNES HAMMERS THE FBI FOR THEIR STONEWALLING AND TRYING TO BLOCK MEMO’S RELEASE
As per The Hill, Nunes said:
“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.”
“The FBI is intimately familiar with ‘material omissions’ with respect to their presentations to both Congress and the courts, and they are welcome to make public, to the greatest extent possible, all the information they have on these abuses.”
“Regardless, 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.”
H/T The Hill
With the House Intelligence Committee voting to release the memo, Trump has 5 days to make a final decision. Although, he was overheard at the State of the Union Address that he is “100%” for releasing it. You can read more about that HERE.