Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is oncce again in the crosshairs after a secret memo discovered by the House Intelligence Agency revealed a troubling plot from the previous administration.
The memo, which has yet to be released to the public, contains “shocking,” “troubling,” and “alarming” details of how the Obama administration turned its massive intelligence complex against the American people, according to Fox News in an exclusive report. Lawmakers said they can’t yet discuss the contents of the memo, but that it’s so troubling that it’s imperative the American people see it.
“It is so alarming the American people have to see this,” Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan said.
“It’s troubling. It is shocking,” North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows said. “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.”
According to Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, the contents of the memo are so disturbing that people will be losing their jobs over them.
“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 in reference to Bruce Ohr and Rod Rosenstein.
“You think about, ‘is this happening in America or is this the KGB?’ That’s how alarming it is,” Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry said.
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A source close to the matter said the memo details the Intelligence Committee’s oversight work for the FBI and Justice, including the controversy over unmasking and FISA surveillance.
The vote Thursday morning on releasing the memo to lawmakers was along party lines, with Democrats voting against making it available for all members.
The process for releasing it to the public involves a committee vote, a source said. If approved, it could be released as long as there are no objections from the White House within five days.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told Fox News in December that his investigators have already uncovered evidence of abuse in the U.S. government’s surveillance practices.
“I believe there’s evidence that abuses have occurred,” Nunes said at the time.
Nunes pointed to the leaked conversation of former national security adviser, Gen. Mike Flynn with the Russian ambassador.
This is big…really big. As more of this information comes out, we learn that these people have been secretly using out government against us, and that’s a high crime according to our laws.
If there’s any justice in this country, they’ll all be held accountable for their sickening and utterly deplorable actions.