A Bitter Clash Is Coming Over The Classified Memo Release

There is a lot of back and forth going on over the release of the House classified memo and the abuse of the FISA Court. The FBI obtained authorization to spy upon the whole of the Trump campaign and it is supposedly based on the Russian dossier.

The dossier was financed by the DNC and the Clinton campaign as a hit piece against Donald Trump. None of the dossier’s claims have ever been proven. The House memo will supposedly expose these abuses and name those involved. Some names have already leaked out.

As Written and Reported By Katie Bo Williams for The Hill:

The fight over the release of a classified memo alleging FBI misconduct has set up a potentially bitter clash between President Trump and the Justice Department.

Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd — a Trump appointee — wrote in a letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) that releasing the memo publicly would be “extraordinarily reckless” and endanger national security.

If the Intelligence Committee votes to release the four-page memo, which could happen early as early as next week, Trump would have an opportunity to veto the decision.

But the White House has signaled tacit support for the move and it’s widely expected that the president, who has previously claimed that the Obama administration “wiretapped” his campaign, will permit the release of the document.

Allowing the committee’s memo to become public unimpeded would be a slap in the face to the Department of Justice at a time when Trump’s efforts to influence its activity are under intense scrutiny.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is believed to be homing in on whether Trump obstructed justice by “fighting back” against the investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia. Meanwhile, a recent drumbeat of headlines …..


Trump poised for clash with DOJ over classified memo | TheHill

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