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.”
HANNITY: New Evidence Shows WIDESPREAD FISA Abuse Against Trump Campaign
Speaking during his opening monologue on ‘Hannity’ Thursday night, Sean weighed-in on the shocking abuse of power inside the Department of Justice in the run-up to President Trump’s inauguration; saying the scale of corruption and bias is “far bigger than Watergate.”
“We’ve been telling you it’s coming, it’s now here… Classified DOJ documents that members of Congress are now reviewing, it shows widespread and extensive FISA abuses against the Trump campaign,” said Sean.
“Members of Congress were able to get their hands on all these classified documents. At the last-minute Rod Rosenstein tried to stop it by going into Paul Ryan’s office,” he added.
“It is more disturbing than we ever thought. Our sources are telling us that the abuse of power is far bigger than Watergate,” Hannity said. “What we’re talking about tonight is the systematic abuse of power, the weaponizing of those powerful tools of intelligence, and the shredding of our Fourth Amendment constitutional rights that protect all of us.”
“What we’re talking about tonight is the abuse of the powerful tools of intelligence that we use to spy on people, except those tools were used against an opposition candidate and a president-elect and his entire time,” he added.
“Not only was it done under false pretenses, but with the help of Hillary Clinton. She bought and paid for the dossier, and that dossier was corroborated by a longtime Clinton ally,” said Sean.
Watch Sean’s opening monologue above.
THE SMOKING GUN? GOP Reps. DEMAND Congress Release EXPLOSIVE FISA Memo
Furious GOP lawmakers are demanding Congressional leaders publicly release a bombshell memo making the rounds through Washington, saying the explosive report allegedly shows widespread FISA abuses against American citizens -including the Trump administration and his top aides.
According to Fox News, the four-page memo currently circulating among the nation’s top legislators allegedly shows “alarming” and “troubling” abuses of FISA Courts by the Department of Justice to intentionally spy on American citizens.
“It is so alarming the American people have to see this,” Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan said.
“It’s troubling. It is shocking,” added Rep. Mark Meadows. “Part of me wishes that I didn’t read it because I don’t want to believe that those kinds of things could be happening in this country that I call home and love so much.”
“I believe the consequence of its release will be major changes in people currently working at the FBI and the Department of Justice,” said Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz.
On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee approved the release of the explosive memo to all members of Congress, despite Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s efforts to halt the disclosure.
Inside sources familiar with the memo say the contents may have a direct impact on the future of special counsel Robert Mueller’s months-long investigation into accusations the Trump campaign “colluded” with Russian officials.