Trump Ignores DOJ Warning, Notifies Sessions He Wants FISA Memo Released

President Trump broke with the Department of Justice last week by calling for the release of a four-page "FISA memo" purportedly summarizing widespread surveillance absues by the FBI, DOJ and Obama Administration, reports the Washington Post.

The President's desire was relayed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions by White House Chief-of-Staff John Kelly last Wednesday - putting the Trump White House at odds with the DOJ - which said that releasing the classified memo written by congressional republicans "extraordinarily reckless" without allowing the Department of Justice to first review the memo detailing its own criminal malfeasance during and after the 2016 presidential election. 

The decision to release the memo ultimately lies with congress.

Somehow WaPo knew that Kelly and Sessions spoke twice last Wednesday - once in person during a "small-group afternoon meeting" and again that night over the phone. 

Trump "is inclined to have that released just because it will shed light," said a senior administration official who was speaking on the condition of anonymity to recount private conversations. "Apparently all the rumors are that it will shed light, it will help the investigators come to a conclusion."

The memo, written by staffers for House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), was made available for all Congressional House members in mid-January for viewing in a secure room. Lawmakers who have seen the document have called for its release to the general public, as it is said to contain "jaw dropping" revelations of extensive abuse of power and highly illegal collusion between the Obama administration, the FBI, the DOJ and the Clinton Campaign against Donald Trump and his team during and after the 2016 presidential election.

"I have read the memo," tweeted Rep. Steve King (R-IA), adding "The sickening reality has set in. I no longer hold out hope there is an innocent explanation for the information the public has seen. I have long said it is worse than Watergate. It was #neverTrump & #alwaysHillary. #releasethememo."

 "It is so alarming the American people have to see this," Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan told Fox News. "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."

Meanwhile, The Washington Post is spinning Trump's desire to release the memo as yet another example of the President's "year-long attempts to shape and influence an investigation that is fundamentally outside his control," pointing to reports that he wanted to fire special counsel Robert Mueller III last summer (which Trump denies). WaPo also points to Trump's complaints over Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for not properly supervising the Mueller probe, and the President's alleged comments to former FBI Director James Comey demanding loyalty and asking him to back off the investigation into former National Security advisor Michael Flynn, who was fired for misleading Vice President Mice Pence over his contact with Russians. 

In other words, Trump has been resisting an active investigation which has yet to prove any collusion, and which has experienced significant mission creep into the personal finances of the Trump team - and The Washington Post is spinning it as Trump once again interfering with an investigation. 

So now the President is calling for the release of the four-page FISA memo, which will reportedly put an end to the Russia investigation while quite possibly setting the stage for the criminal prosecution of those involved in trying to frame Trump. 

That said, the Washington Post article appears to be nothing more than an exercise in pearl clutching over Trump's demands for loyalty - as the paper notes that nothing the President has done is likely to lead to criminal charges. 

To prove obstruction of justice, Mueller would have to show that Trump didn't just act to derail the investigation but did so with a corrupt motive, such as an effort to hide his own misdeeds. Legal experts are divided over whether the Constitution allows for the president to be indicted while in office. As a result, Mueller might seek to outline his findings about Trump's actions in a written report rather than bring them in court through criminal charges. It would probably fall to Rosenstein to decide whether to submit the report to Congress, which has the power to open impeachment proceedings.

As Trump faced growing questions about everything from his June directive to fire Mueller to his more recent grousing about Rosenstein, the White House was largely silent. In response to several specific queries, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley offered a written statement that addressed few of them. -WaPo

"The president has been clear publicly and privately that he wants absolute transparency throughout this process," Gidley said in the statement. "Based on numerous news reports, top officials at the FBI have engaged in conduct that shows show bias against President Trump and bias for Hillary Clinton. The president has said repeatedly for months there is no consideration of terminating the special counsel."

So future leaders of the free world take note; you're not allowed express dissatisfaction when a federal agency allegedly colludes with the previous administration and an establishment candidate to rob you of an election using unverified evidence from Russian officials; it is also frowned upon to have a problem with a kangaroo-court witch hunt launched to push the invented narrative. 

Comments

Pandelis holdbuysell Sat, 01/27/2018 - 23:27 Permalink

Trump draining the swamp, fighting for regular people - Soros the Archenemy of Trump, the free society founder, the fighter for democracy and freedom ... lol ... if ever was a bad cap good cap example.  talking about the illusion of democracy and freedom:

 

“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”

 

That point might be when there is no more pretense of goy's running the show and for Trump and Soros types pretending to be draining the swamp or fighting for free society  ... prior or after Armageddon???

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eatthebanksters The_Juggernaut Sun, 01/28/2018 - 01:53 Permalink

When the Mueller investigation is over Sessions will be asked to step down or will be fired. 

The DOJ has several problems here:  1. The first is that they can't investigate themselves, they either need an IG or an independent prosecutor to look into this, 2. they have had plent of fucking time to review all this shit and have been sitting on their asses...more time isn't going to solve the problem, 3. the thing Sessions is most worried about is that if the DOJ's reputation is sullied then how many cases that has previously tried and won will need to be re-tried or how many will be overturned.  

When you have garbage at the top, this is what happens.  Time for a major big time house cleaning at the DOJ and the FBI.  Time ot uncover the lies and the misdeeds of the Obama administration and prosecute those who broke the law.  Same for the Hillary slime....are we on the same page bitchez?

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MK ULTRA Alpha philipat Sun, 01/28/2018 - 04:25 Permalink

I think the executive branch has oversight over DOJ. But any way, it doesn't matter anymore, it's over, RELEASE THE FBI ASSASSINATION TEXTS.

RELIVE THE 60'S FBI DOES JFK SINCE THE NATION WAS DEMANDING THE ASSASSINATION OF THE NEW PRESIDENT, WEIRD COMEDIANS CUTTING HIS HEAD OFF, PLAYS ABOUT THE ASSASSINATION ETC. NOW WE HAVE THE FBI TEXTING ABOUT KILLING THE NEWLY ELECTED PRESIDENT.

RELEASE THE FBI ASSASSINATION TEXTS.

 

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ThankUGartman Richard Chesler Sun, 01/28/2018 - 17:32 Permalink

Ha "Just Us" I like that. So true.  The few have control over the many. Gone are the days when elected officials had to fear the people's wrath. Research has shown that as long as people have a forum to voice their opinion they are much less likely to do anything in person. Using CAPITAL letters especially makes them feel empowered.  It's the whole "I've said my 2 cents now it's up to everyone else to carry my torch" mentality. Only problem is talk is easy action takes effort. 

 

Just how  impossible is it to actually get the ear of a representative?  Write a letter they give you a form letter back. You call them they don't return your message. You email the Whitehouse they send you an aknowledgement 5 days later they received it. No follow up. What's a person/citizen to do? Vote them out. Laughable. 

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earleflorida JimmyJones Sun, 01/28/2018 - 12:06 Permalink

it will only open up moar questions than answers without satisfying the publics inane curiosity

FISA = 28Pgs. of redacted BS!

sure, releasing this 'focal point of transparency' is likened to a 'merry-go-round`odyssey' in the grandiose palace of Versailles where enlightenment spins its own roulette of [t]reason? 

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dvfco johngaltfla Sun, 01/28/2018 - 19:42 Permalink

I'm praying the memo is released tomorrow - and it specific proof of felonies committed by the Obama, Clinton and Bush Crime Families.  Then, in no particular order, I'd like to see

1) Lindsey Graham

2) Valerie Jarrett

3) Mueller & his entire Special Witch Hunt Staff

4) Sally Yates

5) Loretta Lynch

6) Eric Holder

7) John McCain

oh, and let's not forget 8) JAMES COMEY

9) Andrew McCabe

10) John O. Brennan

11) James R. Clapper

12) Maxine Waters

13) Janet Napolitano

14) Menendez - NJ

15) Cry Baby Schumer

16) Everyone involved in Uranium One

And I can't leave out . . . 17) Debbie Wasserman Schulz 

18) Everyone involved in Seth Rich's murder

and at least 2 dozen more charged with Class A Felonies!

They are all such scumbags.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jethro gatorengineer Sun, 01/28/2018 - 08:31 Permalink

Maybe more, maybe less.  There are only a few in the comman structure.  I think Soros is in the big middle of this, along with the Clintons and Obama.  But, i doubt thier opposition is vertically structured.  I but there are hundreds of cells, nonprofits, etc that work quasi-independently.   There are thousands of useful idiots, and I have no problem with wrecking them, but the top needs to be made an example of.

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divingengineer gatorengineer Sun, 01/28/2018 - 09:41 Permalink

Gatorengineer, that should tell you something about conservative integrity vs liberal integrity. If a single lib had a damaging document about the Republicans it would be leaked instantaneously. Perhaps Trump even waited on purpose to see if it leaked on its own. It did not, and that is notable. It is a national security document and I am glad no Republican leaked it. 

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philipat MK ULTRA Alpha Sun, 01/28/2018 - 06:08 Permalink

No, sorry that is not correct:

https://judiciary.house.gov/hearing/oversight-department-justice/

Either way, enough of this shit. Sessions needs to go.

And remember also, ultimately ALL of these people are being funded by and work for "We the people" according to The Constitution; whereas at present we are slaves to their whims and corruption. Something not right for a Constitutional Republic?

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BigCumulusClouds philipat Sun, 01/28/2018 - 06:49 Permalink

“So future leaders of the free world take note; you're not allowed express dissatisfaction when a federal agency allegedly colludes with the previous administration and an establishment candidate to rob you of an election using unverified evidence from Russian officials; it is also frowned upon to have a problem with a kangaroo-court witch hunt launched to push the invented narrative run by the man (Mueller) who led the cover up of the controlled demolition of the WTC buildings on nine eleven.”

Well said. I just added some clarity. 

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bigkahuna BigCumulusClouds Sun, 01/28/2018 - 08:27 Permalink

This crap has been going on for a long time. It is just blatant and out in the open now. If the deep state luciferians get away with this now - they are going to attempt to finish rolling out all their despotism whilst extinguishing whats left of the USA.

The memo needs to be released, Trump needs to can sessions along with most of his cabinet and "advisors". He needs to bring in real leadership - not like the current group of fools who are hellbound for their own egos.

Time to end the dc corruption, end the wars, and continue bringing back American jobs and prosperity. That will get him reelected.

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MK ULTRA Alpha philipat Sun, 01/28/2018 - 09:20 Permalink

Yes, congress has oversight of DOJ, I was thinking more in line with hiring and firing, like in firing Sessions.  Oversight is one thing, but the actual hiring and firing is done by Trump, but the political backlash from letting someone go at this time wouldn't be good.

RELEASE THE FBI ASSASSINATION TEXTS.

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