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GOP Rep. Gaetz: 'People Will Go to Jail' When FISA Memo Released

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By    |   Friday, 19 January 2018 02:44 PM

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said Friday that "heads are going to roll at the FBI and the Department of Justice" after the release of a Top Secret memo that allegedly details surveillance abuse during the Obama administration.

"Unfortunately, I can't get into the specific details of this Top Secret document," the congressman said on Fox News' "America's Newsroom," the day after network contributor Sara Carter reported on the memo.

"I think there are people who could face criminal consequences as a result of the activities laid out in this memo. It's easy to see after reading this memo why Sen. [Chuck] Grassley and why Sen. [Lindsey] Graham wanted to refer this matter for criminal prosecution. Laws were broken."

According to Carter's report, a classified document that describes "extensive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse was made available to all House members Thursday and the revelations could lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and Department of Justice."

Gaetz wrote in a statement that "the House must immediately make public the memo prepared by the Intelligence Committee regarding the FBI and the Department of Justice. The facts contained in this memo are jaw-dropping and demand full transparency. There is no higher priority than the release of this information to preserve our democracy."

He added: "I don't think it is appropriate for just members of Congress to be horrified by the activities that were undertaken during this endeavor.

"If we get this memo into the public square, heads are going to roll at the FBI and the Department of Justice. There is no way everyone keeps their job…"

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Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said Friday that "heads are going to roll at the FBI and the Department of Justice" after the release of a Top Secret memo that allegedly details surveillance abuse during the Obama administration...
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