#ReleaseTheMemo has the rallying cry for Conservatives, Republicans, and those on the Right for the FBI/FISA/Russia memo. We have been shouting it from the rooftops publically lobbying Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes for the release of the memo for the last few days and it seems we are finally being heard.
Many members of Congress themselves taking to social media themselves to lobby for the public release of the memo. Men like Rep. Dave Joyce of the 14th District of Ohio who tweeted –
“Great news! Our efforts to ReleaseTheMemo have been effective and the HPSIC plans to begin the process to release the FBI/FISA/Russia memo. This may take up to 19+ Congressional work days but Americans deserve to know the truth.”
Great news! Our efforts to #ReleaseTheMemo have been effective and the HPSIC plans to begin the process to release the FBI/FISA/Russia memo. This may take up to 19+ Congressional work days but Americans deserve to know the truth.
— Dave Joyce (@RepDaveJoyce) January 20, 2018
Zero Hedge reported all hell is breaking loose in Washington D.C. and rightfully so after a four-page memo detailing extensive FISA court abuse was made available to the entire House of Representatives Thursday.
It demonstrates that the government views our fourth amendment as simply words on paper and the contents of the memo are so explosive it could and most definitely SHOULD lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and the Department of Justice and the end of Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation.
As a result of this revelation, many House Republicans approached Speaker Paul Ryan about incorporating a vote to make public this explosive new FISA abuse memo as part of government shutdown negotiations.
The four-page document, circulated to the full House details the egregious abuses of surveillance by the FBI, DOJ, and Obama administration against the Trump campaign during and after the 2016 US presidential election.
The revelations contained within this Republican majority authored report is astounding, to say the least. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) describes it as “jaw-dropping and demands full transparency” while the top-ranking Democrat on the House Intel Committee, Adam Schiff (D-CA) attempts to dismiss the memo as little more than “profoundly misleading” talking points drafted by Republican staffers.
Schiff calls it “rife with factual inaccuracies and referencing highly classified materials that most Republican Intelligence Committee members were forced to acknowledge they had never read, this is meant only to give Republican House members a distorted view of the FBI. This may help carry White House water, but it is a deep disservice to our law enforcement professionals.”
As reported by Bloomberg –
Gaetz said the effort was led by Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows of North Carolina and caucus co-founder Jim Jordan of Ohio.
Jordan confirmed that some conservatives had “highlighted” in continuing resolution talks that it was “extremely important” that the memo go public. He said it was not something they were requiring of the Republican leadership in return for votes. “But it was something we definitely talked about — that needs to happen,” Jordan added.
Meadows earlier referred to “subplots” of promises the Freedom Caucus was able to extract from the leadership before he agreed to support the continuing resolution.
“Mr. Meadows and Mr. Jordan and many conservatives want to include in this negotiation a requirement that the House make public intelligence documents that highlight the unfair treatment of the president” by the FBI and the Justice Department, Gaetz said.
Gaetz said he couldn’t describe the contents of the entire memo put together by the House Intelligence Committee “because to do so would reveal classified information, in the absence of a vote to do so,” he said. “Just 218 votes and the American people can read this intelligence information that goes to the fundamentals of our democracy.”
“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,” said Meadows.
Representative Jody Hice of Georgia’s 10th District joined the call for transparency to #ReleaseTheMemo stating by way of social media – “Earlier this morning, I examined the classified, four-page memo from @HouseIntelComm regarding the FBI, DOJ, and the so-called #RussianCollusion. To put it simply, “WOW.” I joined the call to #ReleaseTheMemo. Americans deserve truth and transparency.”