WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republicans in Congress today released a controversial memo, declassified by President Donald Trump, that claims the FBI was biased and abused surveillance powers in its investigations of Russian meddling in the U.S. The memo discloses some confidential national security information, and the President hopes by releasing it, an investigation by an independent counsel into Russian mischief will be discredited.
The memo was authored by Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
READ THE MEMO:
Breaking News: The stock market (DOW) PLUNGES 666 points in reaction to Nunes Memo! One of the LARGEST point losses in a single day! This would NEVER happen if Crooked Hillary was president. I love breaking records that Obama WASN'T ABLE to do! #MAGA! #FridayFeeling #MemoDay
— Donald J. Trump (@RealDonaldTrFan) February 2, 2018
That’s it? Dishonest and misleading memo wrecked the House intel committee, destroyed trust with Intelligence Community, damaged relationship with FISA court, and inexcusably exposed classified investigation of an American citizen. For what? DOJ & FBI must keep doing their jobs.
— James Comey (@Comey) February 2, 2018
The latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests – no party’s, no president’s, only Putin’s. https://t.co/6dsbcBIla6
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) February 2, 2018
Key in the #MemoReleased are names (some deeply biased) who signed off on the FISA Warrant: Comey, McCabe, Yates, Boente, & Rosenstein. Memo now commands FISA Warrant requests be released to Congress. The statement that the FBI & the DOJ were “weaponized” holds up pretty well.
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) February 2, 2018