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Possible Release of FISA Memo Has White House Support

Possible Release of FISA Memo Has White House Support
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., arrives for a House Intelligence Committee meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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Friday, 26 January 2018 04:54 PM Current | Bio | Archive

The Russian collusion case against the Trump administration has taken another wild turn. The White House announced on Wednesday it favors the public release of a FISA memo that may have sparked political collusion of another kind altogether.

The floodgates to a Watergate-type scandal appear ripe in Washington. If the memo lives up to the reaction some congressman have made who have actually seen it, Robert Mueller’s investigation may take a dramatic turn.

Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley stated that the White House does not have to approve the release of the currently classified memo assembled within the House of Representatives. In other words, they approve wholeheartedly.

Gidley told The Daily Caller editorial director Vince Coglianese and WMAL host, “We don’t have to approve it. They have the right to de-classify the document.”

The “smoking gun” memo purports to prove a conspiracy among the highest echelons of power in Washington for concocting the entire Russian collusion investigation. It was House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes with committee members who assembled the information.

It was then turned over to the FBI and DOJ for review. If the documents contain what has been reported, there is proof the Obama administration blatantly abused its authority obtaining surveillance warrants on members of the 2016 Trump campaign.

The ramifications of these allegations could have serious ramifications in the further direction of any investigations into Donald Trump, his administration, and alleged outside political conspiracies to remove the president.

Congressman Steve King (R-IA), who has seen the memo in question, publicly called the contents “worse than Watergate.” It is now up to the House to vote on declassifying the information it holds in the public interest.

Obviously the contents are welcomed by the Trump administration. The president could object to the release of information. But White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday the White House wants “full transparency, and we believe that that’s at the House Intel Committee to make that decision at this point.”

The public outcry is growing. It remains to be seen if that pressure alone will force Democratic House leaders to give their blessing to the memo’s release.

Dwight L. Schwab, Jr. is an award-winning national political and foreign affairs columnist and published author. He has spent over 35 years in the publishing industry. His long-running articles include many years at Examiner.com and currently Newsblaze.com. Dwight is an author of two highly acclaimed books, "Redistribution of Common Sense - Selected Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014" and "The Game Changer - America's Most Stunning Election in History." He is a native of Portland, Oregon, a journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, and a resident of the SF Bay Area. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.

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The Russian collusion case against the Trump administration has taken another wild turn. The White House announced on Wednesday it favors the public release of a FISA memo that may have sparked political collusion of another kind altogether.
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