BREAKING NEWS: The House Intel Committee voted on Monday to release the controversial and classified memo circulating in Congress that reveals government surveillance abuses.
And the abuses are worse than anyone previously thought.
The four-page memo has being described by GOP lawmakers as “shocking,” “troubling” and “alarming,” with one congressman likening the details to KGB activity in Russia.
From Fox News:
President Trump now has five days to decide whether he has any objections before the memo can be publicly released.
Those who have seen the document suggest it reveals what role the unverified anti-Trump “dossier” played in the application for a surveillance warrant on at least one Trump associate.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement that the committee’s Republicans had “crossed from dangerous irresponsibility and disregard for our national security into the realm of cover up” and “disregarded the warnings of the Justice Department and the FBI.”
The vote came the same day that it was reported that FBI official Andrew McCabe has left his post as deputy director.
The White House seems to favor the memo’s release, but wouldn’t explicitly say whether the president will back the effort.
“We want full transparency,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday. “That’s what we have said all along.”
Sanders said they were letting the process play out before officially weighing in.
Are you glad that the memo is being released? This may finally help shed some light on the “deep state.” Some people actively working in the government are working behind the scenes to take down President Trump, and it’s time that those individuals be identified and held accountable.