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Justice Department, FBI Officials Frustrated By Memo Release

11 Febrero 2018, 11:07 | Bibiana Flor

Justice Department, FBI Officials Frustrated By Memo Release

Representative Adam Schiff Democrat of California called the GOP memo a ‘‘political hit job on the FBI in service of the president

"This is unacceptable in a democracy and ought to alarm anyone who wants the FBI to be a nonpartisan enforcer of the law.The FBI wasn't straight with Congress, as it hid most of these facts from investigators".

Wray, who was one of several top officials to urge the president against signing off on the memo's release, said in his message to employees, "The American people read the papers, and they hear lots of talk on cable TV and social media".

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) said the Russia investigation so far shows a "deep willingness" by the Trump campaign, family and businesses "to work with the Russians and to receive information on Hillary Clinton".

"Only Russia, Russia, Russia, despite the fact that, after a year of looking, there is No Collusion!" the president tweeted.

The Nunes Memo - alleging abuse of power by the FBI over the investigation into collusion between the Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russia - was released on Friday (2 February). It accuses top Justice Department officials of improperly using information from an unverified dossier - compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele - to obtain surveillance warrants for former Trump adviser, Carter Page.

Democrats on the House Committee meanwhile slammed the President's decision to release the GOP-penned memo, claiming it contains sensitive and confidential information with little to no context.

Nunes already succeeded in destroying the investigation within his House committee, but now he is going after the Justice Department, the FBI and Mueller's investigation.

The FBI had warned against the memo's release and said key facts had been omitted.

The New York Times also reported Friday that the FISA court was told about political motivations behind the dossier.

In addition, the timeline set forth in the memo indicates that the FISA warrants were submitted by both the Obama and Trump administrations. They include then FBI director James Comey, former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe who resigned earlier this week, former acting attorney general Sally Yates who was fired by Mr Trump in January 2017 and the current deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein.

But the memo undermines its own argument about the application being overly reliant on the dossier. Rosalind Helderman is a political enterprise and investigations reporter for the Washington Post.

Democrats say the memo, released on Friday, is a "shameful effort to discredit" the FBI and inquiries into Russian meddling. Patel, a Senior Counsel for Counter-terrorism at the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, however, refuted the report. And, oh yeah, he referenced himself in the third person while placing his name in quotes.

This is troubling enough, but the memo also discloses that the FBI failed to inform the FISA court that the Clinton campaign had funded the dossier.

MARTIN: There are a number of questions about what actually happened during that meeting.

Democrats said it was aimed at derailing ongoing investigations into the Trump campaign's links with Russia. "For what?" Comey wrote, adding: "DOJ & FBI must keep doing their jobs".

The so-called Nunes memo, which was authored by House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes, has been hotly contested by lawmakers and intelligence officials.

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