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VIDEO: GOP Exposes the Truth About Democrat FISA Abuse

As Democrats scramble to cover up Obama administration misconduct, GOP representatives appeared in a video to summarize the contents of the explosive Nunes memo.

By NTK Staff | 02.12.2018 @12:03pm

Congressional Republicans are continuing to expose the Democrats’ FISA abuses, summarizing the Nunes memo’s explosive contents in a new video released late last week.

Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Devin Nunes (R-CA), and John Ratcliffe (R-TX) appear in the video to detail how a piece of Democratic opposition research was used to approve surveillance on members of Donald Trump’s campaign.

A series of news clips and an appearance from Nunes introduces the central problem of the FISA warrants. “Political dirt was used by the FBI, and they knew it was political dirt, to open a counter-intelligence investigation into the other campaign,” Nunes explains.

News clips interrupt Nunes’ comments to report that “the memo reveals partisan bias at the Justice Department.”

Gowdy and Ratcliffe then further expand on the abuses at the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ).

Ratcliffe, a member of the Judiciary Committee blasts investigators for refusing to divulge the source of the Steele dossier, used to approve the FISA warrants, to the court. “The DOJ and FBI had four opportunities to disclose these facts in the original FISA application in each of three subsequent renewal applications over a nearly year-long period—but never did,” the Texas representative says.

“This dossier was paid for by the Democrat National Committee and Hillary Clinton. They hired a political opposition research firm, who hired Christopher Steele, who wrote it,” Gowdy explains in the video. “For reasons the Democrats never can explain, the FISA application went to great lengths to avoid identifying a material point about the financial source behind the dossier.”

Both Gowdy and Ratcliffe called on Democrats to support greater transparency surrounding the 2016 FISA warrant process. Gowdy points out that every Republican voted to release the Democratic memo, but every Democrat voted against releasing the Republican memo.

As Congressional Democrats and President Trump wrestle over the release of the Democratic memo, Ratcliffe offers a preview of the document’s contents:

The American people will learn that the Democrats memo attacks Republicans for questioning the integrity of DOJ lawyers like Bruce Ohr and FBI agents like Peter Strozk, who have either been demoted or removed. The Democrats memo also defends the integrity of Christopher Steele as a reliable and credible source even though the FBI and Department of Justice terminated him.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released a statement about the video, calling for Congress to hold the executive branch accountable. “The American people deserve to know the facts and have a transparent and open government,” he wrote. “[The memo] omitted that the author of an unverified political document disclosed to the court was an ardent and paid-political opponent of President Trump.”

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