UPDATED 6:12 AM PT — Fri. January 19, 2018
Members of the House Intelligence Committee voted to release a memo regarding FISA abuses at the FBI and the Department of Justice.
Following Thursday’s vote, any member of the House can view the four page document, which details surveillance abuses.
Democrats voted against the release, saying it was a set of talking points from Republicans attacking the two agencies.
However, committee Chairman Devin Nunes says there is evidence of wrongdoing.
Some representatives on the committee are pushing for a second vote that will give the American public access to the document.
“The allegations contained in this important intelligence document go to the very foundations of our democracy, and they require an immediate release to the public in my opinion,” said Republican Representative Matt Gaetz. “Unfortunately, I can not talk about the specific facts contained within this memo…I can only share my observation — that if the American people knew what was happening if they saw the contents of this memo, a lot would become clear.”
FISA reauthorization passed the House and Senate, and will now head to the president’s desk.
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