What is the Nunes memo — Explainer

What is the Nunes memo — Explainer

Trump called the memo's contents "a disgrace".

The document states that the FBI obtained a FISA warrant on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page using information from the Trump dossier as probable cause.

Page has never been charged with anything, nor is there any sign he ever will be.

The White House said the president signed off on the release of the memo, making no changes in the document, which he declassified "in full".

The confirmation that Papadopoulos was more important to starting the Russia investigation than the dossier has not stopped conservative personalities from calling the memo evidence of an "unprecedented government abuse of power", among other things. The speech was posted on YouTube. How is it becoming public? But after reading it, those claims appear to be nonsense. "You know you're over the target when you're being attacked".

Watch the clip above, via Fox News. The president simply said, "You figure that one out".

The three-and-a-half page memo was written by Republicans on the House intelligence committee based on what they have learned in an investigation.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday sparked a whirlwind of controversy here by releasing a controversial GOP memo that accuses the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of political bias and abusing its powers of surveillance.

No matter the self-serving criticism from detractors, Chairman Devin Nunes has done a great service to our country by debunking a heinous conspiracy theory and in doing so exposing a real conspiracy.

Is that a big deal?

"W$3 e should reaffirm our faith in the thousands of men and women in the FBI who help protect us each and every day".

That's because a tool designed to allow the Congressional intelligence oversight committees to uncover malfeasance in the intelligence community is being used in a highly politicized way, he added.

Trump's tweet and his approval of the memo release set up a clash with the man he picked to lead the FBI, Christopher Wray, after firing James Comey as agency director.

The issue is complex.

President Donald Trump paused while speaking at the 2018 House and Senate Republican Member Conference at The Greenbrier, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Thursday. "It seems a little peculiar to suggest they can't get it from Democrats".

Before FISA, the process for conducting national security wiretaps was much looser, with no requirement that a judge approve the surveillance.

What if it came out that a Republican-funded opposition research dossier against presidential candidate Barack Obama was used to obtain a secret FISA warrant to put Obama's aides under surveillance and take him down?

He's mentioned in that dossier as having met with senior officials at the Kremlin. "The American people deserve to know all of the facts surrounding Russia's ongoing efforts to subvert our democracy, which is why special counsel Mueller's investigation must proceed unimpeded".

Los Angeles Times What are Democrats saying about this whole episode?

"All of this should make you nervous", Carlson told his audience. Republicans not only blocked simultaneous release of the Democratic response, they refused to let FBI Director Christopher A. Wray brief the panel on his concerns. But he was hated later, when his work involved Democratic National Committee emails. But the FBI said the four-page document is inaccurate and stripped of critical context. So, on and so forth. The memo also omits that Page had been on the FBI's radar just a few years earlier as part of a separate counterintelligence investigation into Russian influence. According to the memo, FBI and DOJ staff also abused surveillance laws in the investigation of Trump campaign.

Instead, Senator John McCain accused his party colleagues, and Trump, of playing into the hands of Russian President Vladimir Putin, The BBC reported.

This article was originally published at 10:40 a.m.

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