Created: Friday, January 19, 2018:5:55 PM
Washington, D.C. is reportedly in dire straits, and it’s not about a government shut down. Arguably, it’s much worse.
A classified, four-page memo, dubbed the “FISA memo,” was reportedly distributed to every member of the U.S. House of Representatives highlighting extensive and abusive surveillance by federal government agencies. It is also reported the memo details collusion with a political campaign against President Donald Trump both prior to and following the presidential election.
Fox News reported that “the memo details the Intelligence Committee's oversight work for the FBI and Justice, including the controversy over unmasking and FISA surveillance.”
Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), who also helped establish the House Freedom Caucus, said of the memo, “It is so alarming the American people have to see this.”
Chairmen of the House Freedom Caucus, Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC), said, “Part of me wishes that I didn't read it because I don’t want to believe that those kinds of things could be happening in this country that I call home and love so much.”
Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL) tweeted yesterday that the memo “raises serious questions about the upper echelon of the Obama DOJ and Comey FBI as it relates to the so-called collusion investigation.”
Americans deserve to know to what extent U.S. agencies and elected officials have abused their power and illegally and unjustly conducted surveillance on its own citizens.