The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace that the American people will want to read the four-page memorandum prepared by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence about the FBI and its interaction with the so-called “dossier,” or opposition research file, developed by Hillary R. Clinton’s presidential campaign.
“This memo is nothing but the distilling, the reducing of thousands of pages of documents provided to us by the Department and the Bureau,” said. Rep. Harold W. “Trey” Gowdy III (R.-S.C.), who took over the committee June 13 upon the resignation from Congress of Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R.-Utah).
The House intel committee voted Monday to make the document public.
The South Carolina congressman is one of more than 200 congressmen–virtually all Republicans–who have read the memo. The memo has not been formally classified by the federal government, but it is very tightly guarded because it draws upon classified sources.
Typically, operations are classified as secret and sources and methods are classified as top secret.
Although memo is a congressional document, the committee’s own rule gives a president up to five days to block a public release. President Donald J. Trump and the White House have signaled that the executive branch will not object to making the memo public.
Gowdy said the memo reveals how the FBI used the dossier to secure a FISA warrant.
“If you think your viewers want to know whether or not the dossier was used in court proceedings, whether or not it was vetted before it was used, whether or not it’s ever been vetted,” Gowdy said.
“If you are interested in who paid for the dossier, if you’re interested in Christopher Steele’s relationship with Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, then, yes, you’ll want the memo to come out,” he said.
The chairman said to Wallace that the memo answers legitimate questions that he and others have about how the FBI operated during the 2016 political cycle.
Colleague Catherine Herridge rpts FBI Director Wray went to CapHill Sunday to view 4 pg memo on FISA abuses
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Democrats have accused Nunes of using the memo to undermine the reputation of the FBI, but Gowdy said he would not be part of an unfair attack on the bureau.
“I think you’ll be surprised. It is not a hit piece on the department and the FBI. I would not have participated in it if that’s what it was.”
Left-Wing Extremist Charged in Alleged Florida Capitol Attack Identified Soros as “Sponsor”
Daniel Alan Baker had bragged of a Soros sponsorship.
A left-wing extremist arrested and charged with a terrorist plot to confront and kidnap protestors at the Florida Capitol identified billionaire George Soros as his “sponsor” in a YouTube video. Daniel Alan Baker, 33, has been federally charged with transmitting a threat to kidnap or injure.
Baker appears to have fought overseas with a Kurdish militia group identified as a terrorist organization by the State Department, the Marxist PKK. He’s an Army veteran who appears to have been discharged after going AWOL before a deployment.
Baker has been charged for an alleged plot involving a group of armed leftists surrounding pro-Trump protestors at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee on the day of Joe Biden’s inauguration. It’s unclear if right-wing protestors even intend to demonstrate at the site, and Baker’s dangerous attempt to incite an armed confrontation may never have advanced beyond speculative stages.
A “call to arms” flier seen on Baker’s YouTube channel calls for Florida residents to surround supposed “racists” and to “trap them inside” the State Capitol, advocating for the kidnapping of supposed Inauguration demonstrators.
In a YouTube video calling for doxxing attempts on individuals present at the raucous US Capitol riot, Baker brags of having acquired the globalist oligarch as a “sponsor,” implying that the megabillionaire had provided him with an “antifa card.”
Baker’s remarks may have been hyperbole, intentionally seeking to draw attention from critics of the Hungarian-born liberal kingpin.
A charging affidavit also alleges that Baker advocated for the assassination of United States military officers on his YouTube channel, a threat that could potentially incur even more serious criminal charges.
The FBI believes that Baker intended to assassinate Turkish military personnel training in the United States, and that he was on the scene during Seattle’s Capital Hill Autonomous Zone anarchist rebellion. Baker identified himself as a “hardcore leftist” on his personal social media, as well, urging his followers to “prepare for war” after the November 3rd election.
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