Trump says he will release the Nunes FISA abuses memo if Committee votes to do so

The Hill:
President Trump broke with top officials at the Justice Department and called for the release of a classified memo purported to list Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuses by the U.S. government, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

Despite warnings from top officials at the agency, Trump reportedly told Attorney General Jeff Sessions through Chief of Staff John Kelly that he wants to see the memo released, believing that it will shed light on the special counsel investigation.

Trump “is inclined to have that released just because it will shed light,” a senior administration official told the Post.

“Apparently all the rumors are that it will shed light, it will help the investigators come to a conclusion," the official added.

The decision to release the memo rests with the House Intelligence Committee, chaired by California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes. Earlier this week, the Justice Department warned the committee it would be "extremely reckless" to release the memo without first supplying it to the agency for review.
The FBI and DOJ claim to be shocked that the memo would be released.  I suspect that all the people who have engaged in what looks like illegal activity would rather not have their actions exposed.  But for those seeking the release, the actions appear to be an illegal witchhunt which appears to be part of a collusion between Democrats and some in the FBI to participate in a coup attempt against President Trump.  It relates to an attempt to use bogus opposition research as an excuse to spy on the Trump campaign.


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