House Conservatives Want Bombshell Memo Released As Part Of Shutdown Talks

by | Jan 19, 2018 | Headline News | 17 comments

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge


House GOP members have approached Speaker Paul Ryan about incorporating a vote to make public an explosive new FISA abuse memo as part of government shutdown negotiations.

The four-page document, circulated to the full House yesterday, is said to detail egregious abuses of surveillance by the FBI, DOJ and Obama administration against the Trump campaign during and after the 2016 US presidential election.

The facts contained in the Republican majority-authored report is said to be “jaw-dropping and demand full transparency,” according to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), while the top ranking Democrat on the House Intel Committee, Adam Schiff (D-CA) dismissed the memo as “profoundly misleading” talking points drafted by Republican staffers.

“Rife with factual inaccuracies and referencing highly classified materials that most Republican Intelligence Committee members were forced to acknowledge they had never read, this is meant only to give Republican House members a distorted view of the FBI,” said Schiff, adding “This may help carry White House water, but it is a deep disservice to our law enforcement professionals.”

The effort to integrate the Memo’s public release with the stopgap government shutdown bill is being led by Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows of North Carolina along with caucus co-founder Jim Jordan of Ohio.

Jordan confirmed that some conservatives had “highlighted” in continuing resolution talks that it was “extremely important” that the memo go public. He said it was not something they were requiring of the Republican leadership in return for votes. “But it was something we definitely talked about — that needs to happen,” Jordan added.

Meadows earlier referred to “subplots” of promises the Freedom Caucus was able to extract from the leadership before he agreed to support the continuing resolution.

Mr Meadows and Mr. Jordan and many conservatives want to include in this negotiation a requirement that the House make public intelligence documents that highlight the unfair treatment of the president” by the FBI and the Justice Department, Gaetz said. –Bloomberg

“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,” said Meadows.

Several other GOP Congressmembers have weighed in as well. “I have read the memo,” tweeted Rep. Steve King (R-IA), adding “The sickening reality has set in. I no longer hold out hope there is an innocent explanation for the information the public has seen. I have long said it is worse than Watergate. It was #neverTrump & #alwaysHillary. #releasethememo.”

Calls for the memo’s release have dominated social media since its existence was made known, with many suggesting it be leaked in similar fashion to Dianne Feinstein’s publication of transcripts of a closed-door testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by opposition research firm Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson.


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    1. Templar 1

      Release the dam thing already!!
      I can only imagine what is in it if the Conservatives want it released and the libturds are freaking out.
      I bet what will happen is it will come, we will all be enraged and the MSM will pivot into another story and it won’t last a day or two in the collective minds of the numbed populist of this once great country.
      What will it take to get people off their A$$’s to actually save our country?
      I am prepped and ready,,, are you???

      • Nailbanger

        Release it or lose all relevancy,
        If they dont release it, then i say its time to actively organize to overthrow ALL of the current sitting house and senate.
        Screw this crap, they either come clean all the way through or they are all done

        • Gandhi

          i bet the NRA tried to rat out their members to the feds too! whoops nevermind they already did by backing required background checks and permits.

        • Red Leader

          Trump should read the entire Memo at his State of the Union address.

    2. Wilson

      call your US Congressrat and demand it be released. When that fails, take Barbara out for Happy Hoursssss and give her a few shots of medicine. Problem solved.

      • Wilson

        Sorry, I meant the other Californis hag, Diane

    3. B from CA

      The memo proves that the CIA is the biggest drug dealing bunch of traitors who hate American people and actively work to murder as many of them as possible, especially young white males. If not dead, the CIA endeavors to incapacitate them as drug addicts, homosexuals, and braindamaged invalids living out in the open or under a bridge. This information must not be leaked. It is a top secret, highly sensitive, and threatens national security. Also, Obama is a faggot and so is Hillary, but that is already public knowledge, and nobody cares because they are too drugged out to care about anything, which is how we like it. Pass the oxicotton.


    4. Heartless

      How to say this in the most politically-correct manner I can? Okay, thought it over. “hey assholes up in Washinton D.C., what the hell makes you think you’re any smarter or better able to deal with the truth than the constituents, the citizens of this country, you supposedly represent? You damned well better let the public know the truth because nothing stays hidden forever. And if and when we do learn what actually occurred, it is our turn to enact judgment upon those who are treasonous traitors. Every word, every sentence, every paragraph – unredacted. Got that? Good?

    5. Sir Vyvor

      My pitchfork is sharpened, my torches are fueled up. Lets get this show on the road!

    6. Samuel Waters

      You can release this at once. No negotiations required. It is improper to make the release of this thing negotiable. By tying it to the shutdown negotiations, you give the impression that its release is optional.

    7. aljamo

      The people have no national security or real freedom. Too afraid to rock the boat with an all encompassing rabid police state to keep things as they are. The US military back into Syria indefinitely. Who gains, it sure as hell ain’t the common people. Nothing will change for the positive, nothing but a fantasy. Both political sides have sold the people out, far too gone to bring back any common sense and honesty.

    8. John Stiner

      What bomb shell?

      The government spys on you and lies about it.

      Shocked, i am……NOT.

      • Kevin2

        John Stiner

        The reason the government is paranoid and spying on everyone is because they know that they’re doing wrong. If the government worked in the best interests of “We The People” they wouldn’t be concerned about the politics of, “We The People”.

    9. Kevin2

      Corruption both economic and physical with the Un-Constitutional use of power is so entrained in the system it is in effect the system. Like an opiate its removal would create significant withdrawal symptoms.

    10. Press 9 for English

      Let us see it!

    11. The Deplorable Braveheart

      Nothing new here. HO HUM; back to sleep.

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