GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy unloaded on his Democratic colleagues Tuesday afternoon, blasting the liberal legislators for hiding the House Intelligence Committee’s bombshell FISA memo; adding that they “did everything they could” to conceal the information from the American people.
The Republican lawmaker was speaking with Fox News when he called-out House Democrats -particularly Rep. Adam Schiff- for trying to hide the facts from their fellow legislators; saying Schiff went so far as to go to court to cover-up the connection between the DNC and the debunked ‘Trump Dossier.’
“My Democrat colleagues didn’t want us to find the information. They did everything they could to keep us from finding this information,” said Gowdy.
“It’ll be embarrassing for Adam Schiff once people realize the extent to which he went to keep people from learning any of this,” he added. “Going to court to help Fusion GPS so we can’t find out that they paid for the dossier and that they were working for the DNC. That’s a pretty big step.”
Watch Gowdy’s comments above.
RELEASE THE MEMO: DOJ Seeks to BLOCK CONGRESS from Releasing FISA Bombshell
The Department of Justice is seeking to block Congressional leaders from publicly releasing a bombshell memo outlining widespread FISA abuse at the DOJ; telling the House Intelligence Committee it would be “extraordinarily reckless” to publish the documents.
Justice Department officials sent the strongly-worded letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes Wednesday, instructing the GOP Representative to seek approval from both the DOJ and the FBI before releasing the explosive material to members of Congress; claiming the move would be detrimental to “national security.”
The bombshell memo reportedly details widespread abuse of the FISA courts to deploy the nation’s top-secret surveillance tools on American citizens; possibly including President Trump and his senior aides in the run-up to the 2016 general election and his inauguration.
The scathing letter from the DOJ denies any abuse of FISA courts or other surveillance systems by the Department of Justice or the FBI.
“As you know, we have provided [the House Intelligence Committee] with more than 1,000 pages of classified documents relating to the FBI’s relationship, if any, with a source and its reliance, if any, on information provided by that source.”
GOP legislators who have seen the memo describe its contents as “jaw-dropping” and claim the report may shed new light on the level of anti-Trump bias at the Department of Justice.
h/t Daily Caller
RELEASE THE MEMO: GOP Reps DEMAND Congress Release BOMBSHELL FISA Memo
GOP legislators are pushing the House Intelligence Committee to release a bombshell memo outlining widespread abuses of the nation’s foreign surveillance system, saying the “jaw-dropping” document details anti-Trump bias throughout the Department of Justice ahead of the 2016 election.
Rep. Dave Joyce, a Republican from Ohio, is calling on House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes to release the four-page memo to the general public, telling Fox News that Americans will be “surprised at how bad it is.”
The bombshell document reportedly shows officials at the Department of Justice routinely and systematically abused FISA -or Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act- Courts to spy on senior Trump associates in the run-up to the President’s inauguration last January.
“It was deeply disturbing as anyone who’s been in law enforcement and any American will find out once they have the opportunity to review it,” Joyce added.
Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz also called on the Committee to publish the document, saying “The House must immediately make public the memo prepared by the Intelligence Committee regarding the FBI and the Department of Justice.”