You won’t hear about this on the Fake News Network or read much in the Washington Post, New York Times, or any other establishment media outlet because it is a scandal that is potentially damaging to their hero president, Barack Obama, his administration, and Democrats in general.
In recent days, the House Intelligence Committee voted to release a Top Secret memo detailing what is believed to be massive abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court by the Obama administration and Deep State political operatives within the Department of Justice and the FBI.
In particular, it is believed that the 44th president and his political sycophants deliberately fabricated “intelligence” — using the so-called“Trump dossier” with its baseless, unsubstantiated allegations, to justify getting a “counterintelligence” surveillance warrant from the FISA court.
What did they need the warrant for? Who was the target? That would be the campaign of Donald J. Trump.
“Fox is told that while the Intel Cmte voted in favor of the Simpson transcript, Democrats blocked the release of other documents. The committee has also voted on a motion by Rep. Pete King (R-NY) to make available to all House members a memo documenting abuse of the FISA program,” Fox News correspondent Pergram tweeted on Thursday.
In another tweet, the Washington Examiner‘s Byron York called the release a “major development. “Report contains answer to question of whether FBI/DOJ used Trump dossier to secure FISA warrant to spy on Americans, plus other issues. Now, whole House can know. Public still in dark,” he added. (Related: DEEP STATE: Rep. Jordan says FBI paid for, then based its Team Trump probe on BOGUS ‘dossier’ (Video.)
Report contains answer to question of whether FBI/DOJ used Trump dossier to secure FISA warrant to spy on Americans, plus other issues. Now, whole House can know. Public still in dark. 3/3
— Byron York (@ByronYork) January 18, 2018
The memo, which remains Top Secret for no good reason and as such must be viewed in a secure room, has since been seen by a number of lawmakers — well, Republican lawmakers, because they seem to be the only ones who are trying to get to the bottom of this massive, scandalous abuse of our political and justice systems.
And all of them who have read it are shocked, stunned, and worried about the future of our republic. It’s that bad.
“You think about, ‘is this happening in America or is this the KGB?’ That’s how alarming it is,” Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania told Fox News, one of the few major news outlets tracking this story.
“It is so alarming the American people have to see this,” Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan added.
“It’s troubling. It is shocking,” North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows noted further. “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.”
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz said he could see a number of people within the FBI and DoJ who not only could lose their jobs but be indicted as well.
“I believe the consequence of its release will be major changes in people currently working at the FBI and the Department of Justice,” he said, referencing DOJ officials Rod Rosenstein and Bruce Ohr.
He told Fox News host Sean Hannity, “I believe this will not end just with firings. I believe there are people who will go to jail. I was very persuaded by the evidence.” He further noted that he believes it was entirely appropriate for GOP Sens. Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham to refer the matter to the Trump Justice Department for criminal prosecution.
“I don’t take lightly making a referral for criminal investigation. But, as I would with any credible evidence of a crime unearthed in the course of our investigations, I feel obliged to pass that information along to the Justice Department for appropriate review,” Grassley said in a statement.
Finally, former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino, who has been tracking this issue on his CRTV program, also sees trouble ahead not just for the Obama officials involved, but for the former president himself.
“Take it to the bank, the FBI/FISA docs are devastating for the Dems. The whole image of a benevolent Barack Obama they’ve disingenuously tried to portray is about to be destroyed. The real Obama, the vengeful narcissist, is going to be exposed for all to see,” he tweeted.
Take it to the bank, the FBI/FISA docs are devastating for the Dems. The whole image of a benevolent Barack Obama they’ve disingenuously tried to portray is about to be destroyed. The real Obama, the vengeful narcissist, is going to be exposed for all to see.
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) January 18, 2018
J.D. Heyes is also editor-in-chief of The National Sentinel.