This Friday, President Donald Trump finally authorized the release of the controversial FISA memo.
The FISA memo was drafted by House Intelligence Committee Committee Chairman Devin Nunes from California, and it proves the FBI’s abuse while investigating the president’s former campaign. Shortly after news of Trump’s authorization of the release of the memo, it was claimed that the infamous Trump dossier formed “an essential part of the Carter Page FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] application.”
Among other things, the decision came after concerns from congressional Democrats and the FBI over the accuracy of the memo. These new details might reveal implications for special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. However, President Trump was in hopes it would gain a negative public depiction once it was released.
The Florida congressman told Fox News’ Harris Faulkner that he’s been “waiting a long time to stitch together” this “fact pattern.”
“Well, Harris, we now know the facts of what happened. The Democratic Party hired the Perkins [Coie] law firm. The Perkins law firm hired Fusion GPS. Fusion GPS hired Christopher Steele to go and dig up the dossier, and then they hired Nelly Ohr, the wife of Bruce Ohr to get the fake dossier from a political environment into the bloodstream of the intelligence community and to convert it into an intelligence document.
And what’s most outrageous to me is that this fake dossier was so unreliable that the way that it was validated to the FISA Court was a Yahoo News article written by Michael Isikoff, planted by Christopher Steele.
So Christopher Steele wrote the fake dossier, and then he went and planted fake news stories to validate the dossier.
The FBI was going to pay Christopher Steele. They had authorized payment, but then when they found out he was talking to the media and that he was unreliable, they canceled payment to him. But even after canceling payment to Christopher Steele, the FBI and the Department of Justice re-authorized the FISA warrant to spy on American citizens based on a political document that had its origins at the Democratic National Committee.
Harris, I’ve been waiting a long time to stitch together that fact pattern for the American people.”
The House Intelligence Committee released the memo Friday morning.
President Donald Trump said the behavior divulged in the memo was disgraceful:
“I think it’s terrible, if you want to know the truth. I think it’s a disgrace what’s going on in this country. … A lot of people should be ashamed of themselves and much worse than that.”
Gaetz called for the GOP and Democrats to stop squabbling over the incident and “pass legislation so that this type of thing never happens again.”
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