For those on the right, the memo confirms every suspicion they have had about the U.S. government spying on the Trump campaign and political bias they say has reached the top levels of the DOJ and FBI.
They say the memo proves that the FBI obtained questionable intelligence from partisan sources and shielded their methods from a surveillance court to investigate a candidate and campaign they were eager to see fail.
The memo makes the case that the FBI and DOJ did not inform a surveillance court that Democrats had partly funded an anti-Trump dossier that was used, in part, to obtain a secret surveillance warrant in October 2016 for former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
The memo goes on to allege that Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the dossier, did so out of animus against Trump and that the FBI had not sufficiently vetted his claims when it obtained warrants to spy on Page...
These are serious charges by Chairman Nunes that must be answered for by the DOJ and FBI. As of June 3rd, Nunes informed the American public that he still has not seen the documents requested from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein despite his issuing a subpoena to have the Justice Department prove this is a legitimate and fair investigation. RealClear Politics reports:
"For almost a year now, we've been waiting for documents from the deputy attorney general," Nunes said. "Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could provide all the documents, all the information we need this week, and we could write a report by Friday."
"All the members of my committee don't believe that the counter-intelligence capabilities should be used to target a political party - none of my members on the Republican side do."
"We could finish this by Friday," Nunes said, if the DOJ would provide the documents he has asked for.
Chairman Nunes has not wavered in pursuing transparency and accountability at the highest levels of the Justice Department. He has been vilified by the left simply for demanding an honest and unbiased investigation of the President of the United States.
Despite these fierce partisan attacks, Chairman Nunes has consistently put the sanctity of a principled American justice system first and for that he should be applauded.
Upcoming RNLA D.C. Luncheon:
On Monday, June 25, the RNLA is holding a luncheon with Chairman Devin Nunes. PLEASE NOTE: This date has changed from its original date.
To purchase for this noon luncheon at Tony Cheng's Restaurant in Washington D.C.; please click here for more information. Also, priority-seated tables are still available; to inquire about a table, please email RNLA Deputy Director Brittany Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there!