Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed Tuesday that the Department of Justice is opening an official inquiry into allegations of abuse and anti-Trump bias in obtaining FISA warrants using DNC-financed material, saying “it will be investigated.”
Sessions was speaking with reporters when he announced his agency’s plans to get to the bottom of accusations revealed in Rep. Devin Nunes’ bombshell memo, claiming the Obama administration and FBI used the Clinton-sourced ‘Trump Dossier’ to obtain surveillance warrants against the Trump campaign.
“Yes, it will be investigated,” said the Attorney General, adding it would be the “appropriate thing” to do following Nunes’ four-page document.
Sessions went on to say his Inspector General “will take that as one of the matters he’ll deal with.”
The Department of Justice’s investigation comes just days after ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff released his “rebuttal” memo, claiming the FBI was well within its rights in “using” the debunked dossier in their FISA application.
DANGEROUS GAMES: Officials Say DEMOCRAT FISA MEMO Puts ‘American Lives’ At Risk
Senior White House officials delayed the public disclosure of the Democratic ‘rebuttal’ to Devin Nunes’ recently released FISA memo due to “serious national security” concerns, adding that the left-wing document could possibly put “American lives” at risk.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley was speaking with Fox News when he slammed the liberal talking-points, saying the material included large amounts of “sensitive material” that could “put our lives at risk.
“This report from the Democrats does not keep American lives safe. It reveals serious national security information that could quite frankly put our lives at risk and the President is not going to do that,” said Gidley.
The Trump administraton notified Congress of its decision not to release the memo on Friday, but added it would permit the Department of Justice and the FBI to help Democrats craft a revised document that omitted large portions of the sensitive data.
“The Executive Branch stands ready to review any subsequent draft of the February 5th Memorandum for declassification at the earliest opportunity,” said the White House counsel.
Watch Gidley’s comments above.
DOJ DISGRACE: FISA Court CALLS ON DOJ to Release ‘Trump Dossier’ Application
A senior official inside the nation’s top-secret surveillance court responded to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’ request for information regarding a former Trump aide’s FISA application; calling on the Department of Justice to hand over the material for review.
According to Fox News, Judge Rosemary Collyer of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court sent two letter to Nunes this week, saying the DOJ currently possesses the material submitted to the agency in order to obtain a FISA warrant against one-time Trump aide Carter Page.
“While this analysis is underway, you may note that the Department of Justice possesses (or can easily obtain) the same responsive information the Court might possess, and because of separation of powers considerations, is better positioned than the Court to respond quickly,” Collyer wrote to Nunes.
The material may shed new light on the extent to which former President Obama’s Department of Justice relied on the Clinton-financed ‘Trump dossier’ to obtain FISA warrants against the Trump campaign.
“The Committee found that the FBI and DOJ failed to disclose the specific political actors paying for uncorroborated information that formed a substantial part of the FISA application, misled the FISC regarding dissemination of this information, and failed to correct these errors in the subsequent renewals,” said Nunes’ initial letter to the FISA court last in January.