The hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo, created after outraged Republican lawmakers exposed the existence of a top secret memo detailing serious surveillance abuse by top officials in the Obama administration, has paid off.
Republican lawmakers who have read the memo said it is something all Americans need to see, saying this is “bigger than Watergate” and even worse than a government shutdown. Specifically, the memo reportedly details FISA abuse committed by some of the top officials in Obama’s Justice Department and FBI.
Saturday afternoon, Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH) announced on Twitter that the process has now begun to release the memo to the American public. He tweeted, “Great news! Our efforts to #ReleaseTheMemo have been effective and the HPSIC plans to begin the process to release the FBI/FISA/Russia memo. This may take up to 19+ Congressional work days but Americans deserve to know the truth.”
Great news! Our efforts to #ReleaseTheMemo have been effective and the HPSIC plans to begin the process to release the FBI/FISA/Russia memo. This may take up to 19+ Congressional work days but Americans deserve to know the truth.
— Dave Joyce (@RepDaveJoyce) January 20, 2018
Friday evening, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) announced that he had led a group of 65 lawmakers who had all submitted a letter to Intel Chairman Devin Nunes, demanding the release of the FISA abuse memo.
Gaetz told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Friday night, “I believe that once the American people have the opportunity to evaluate the allegations and claims in this memo, it will become evident, the activities of the last administration, the crimes that I believe were committed, and the total sham that this Mueller investigation is, built on a false premise and rotten to the core.”
Today, I led a group of 65 lawmakers in a letter to Chairman Nunes of the House Intelligence Committee urging the release of the FISA Memo to the public. The American people deserve to know the information it contains. #ReleaseTheMemohttps://t.co/zcTr5QOKSQ pic.twitter.com/J6aQT7wXxN
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) January 20, 2018
I had the opportunity to read the classified report relating the FBI, FISA & possible Russian collusion in the 2016 elections. What I read was truly disturbing. I have always advocated for more transparency, which is why I joined 40+ colleagues signing a letter to #ReleaseTheMemo pic.twitter.com/HLtwKKsY1h
— Dave Joyce (@RepDaveJoyce) January 19, 2018
I viewed the classified report from House Intel relating to the FBI, FISA abuses, the infamous Russian dossier, and so-called “Russian collusion.” What I saw is absolutely shocking.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) January 19, 2018
The perfect time to release the memo would be on January 30th, 2018, during the State of the Union.
The entire world will be watching & it can’t be ignored.#ReleaseTheMemo
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) January 20, 2018
19 Days – what are they doing? Redacting 90% of it? No good! It’s ONLY 4 freakin pages!!!!! #ReleaseTheMemo
— Adults Are In Charge Now (@charlyz_daddy) January 20, 2018
— Jack Ralph (@NevadaJack2) January 20, 2018
Jeffrey James Hermann · Mr. President, Will you please read the entire FISA memo during your State of the Union address? That would be EPIC! #ReleaseTheMemo
— Mark Rhatigan (@RetMsgtRhatigan) January 20, 2018