This is Huge: President Trump Releases FISA Memo; Attacks integrity of FBI and Justice Dept

Trump releases FISA memo

President Trump declassified and released the now-famous FISA memo in the wild on Friday morning, despite fierce opposition from the Department of Justice and the FBI. The Washington Examiner  reported earlier:

“The Steele [Peegate] dossier formed an essential part of the initial and all three renewal FISA applications against [Trump adviser] Carter Page. [Former FBI Deputy Director] Andrew McCabe confirmed that no FISA warrant would have been sought from the FISA Court without the Steele dossier information.”

The FISA memo can be read in full by clicking here. The key findings in the declassified document, which is based on FBI and DOJ intelligence are:

-the information from the Steele-dossier (Christopher Steele is a former MI6 operative), also  known as Pissgate, an opposition research file actually, paid by the Clinton campaign and the DNC, was used by senior officials in Barack Obama’s DOJ and FBI to obtain FISA warrants/surveillance warrants basically on Trump campaign team and the transition team members, as part of the investigation in the Russia collusion conspiracy theory.

-according to the released FISA memo, the Steele so-called dossier was crucial to the acquisition of FISA surveillance mandates on Carter Page, a Trump aide at the time; former FBI director Andrew McCabe has said back in December that without the spurious dossier, no surveillance warrant for Trump’s aide would have been sought

-this is big: the memo claims that the hugely biased and unreliable political origins of the Steele-dossier were not disclosed to the FISA judge who signed the warrant requests, even if the FBI knew that Christopher Steele was passionately against then-candidate Trump and he was desperate to not get him elected.

 

Here’s his reaction after reading the Steele dossier:

“I think it’s terrible. You want to know the truth. I think it’s a disgrace. What’s going on in this country, I think it’s a disgrace.”

And here are some interesting reactions from social media: