Rosenstein, McCabe All Named In FISA Memo, First Leak Reveals
bombshell four-page "FISA memo" alleging egregious
surveillance abuse by the FBI, DOJ and Obama administration,
Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI Director James
Comey and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein,
according to the Daily
GOP-authored memo made waves last week after it was made
available to the full House of Representatives for viewing. With
over 60 GOP lawmakers calling for its release, Capitol Hill
sources on both sides of the aisle tell The
Daily Beast that it's only a matter of time before the
general public is allowed to view the document - which is likely
to stoke already-inflamed tensions between GOP lawmakers and the
individuals named in the leak.
Earlier this morning, I examined the classified, four-page memo from @HouseIntelComm regarding the FBI, DOJ, and the so-called #RussianCollusion. To put it simply, “WOW.” I joined the call to #ReleaseTheMemo. Americans deserve truth and transparency.
facts contained in the Republican majority-authored report
are 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.
other GOP Congressmembers have weighed in. "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."
with the four-page memo, Congressional investigators learned
from a new batch of text messages between anti-Trump FBI
investigators that several individuals within theDepartment
of Justice and the FBI may have come
together in the "immediate aftermath" of the 2016 election to
undermine President Trump, according to Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX)
who has reviewed the texts.
is particularly interesting since the
memo allegedly names Deputy Attorney General Rod
Rosenstein - who created Robert Mueller's special counsel after
former FBI Director James Comey was fired.
the "secret society" reference may havebeen
in jest ("Are you even going to give out your
calendars? Seems kind of depressing. Maybe it should just be the
first meeting of the secret society," Page wrote to Strzok),a whistleblowerhas
allegedly confirmed the existence of clandestine, of
high ranking U.S. intelligence officials which met
"offsite" to conspire against a sitting President,
according to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI).
have an informant talking about a group holding secret
meetings off-site,” Johnson said.
“We have to continue to dig into it,” he added. “This
is not a distraction. This is biased, potentially corruption
at the highest levels of the FBI.” -The
Monday night, Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) and Trey Gowdy (R-SC)
News what they had learned from the new batch of
communications between FBI investigators Peter Strzok and Lisa
Page - contained within a 384-page batch of text messages
delivered to Congress from the DOJ last Friday. Of note
Ratcliffe says that Strzok
and Page were included in the clandestine anti-Trump cabal at
the highest levels of the American intelligence community.
response to the memo, Congressional Democrats led by Adam Schiff
(D-CA) drafted a "counter-memo" to
"correct the record" regarding alleged FISA abuse contained within
the GOP memo.
on the heels of an absurd
letterwritten by Schiff and Dianne
Feinstein (D-CA) to Facebook and Twitter executives, calling for
the Social Media giants to combat "Russian bots" which were
promoting the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo.
NEW: Sen. Feinstein, Rep. Schiff urge Facebook and Twitter to investigate involvement of Russian bots in pushing "Release the Memo" campaign: "If these reports are accurate, we are witnessing an ongoing attack by the Russian government through Kremlin-linked social media actors."
letter's claims were immediately shot down by Facebook, which told
hashtag has been pushed by actual Americans.
knowledgeable source says that Twitter’s internal analysis has
thus far found that authentic American accounts, and not
Russian imposters or automated bots, are driving
#ReleaseTheMemo. There are no preliminary
indications that the Twitter activity either driving the hashtag
or engaging with it is either predominantly Russian.
short, according to this source, who would not speak to The
Daily Beast for attribution, the
retweets are coming from inside the country.