The Department of Justice on Wednesday warned congressional Republicans against the release of-or reliance upon-a memo said to document abuses of the USA surveillance state apparatus.
Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, who has helped lead the committee's Russian Federation investigation, put out a statement over the weekend saying the panel is "seeking input from colleagues who have read the memo regarding its content and next steps, including potentially releasing the memo publicly".
Others issues thought to be contained in the memo, which thus far has only been viewed by House members, involve the so-called 'Steele dossier, ' a controversial document prepared by former MI6 spy Christopher Steele that made a series of unverified claims against Donald Trump.
"Seeking Committee approval of public release would require HPSCI committee members to vote on a staff-drafted memorandum that purports to be based on classified source materials that neither you nor majority have seen", Boyd's letter said.
He said he believes the memo - which he described as "the result of months of diligent investigation by the Committee" - should be made public.
'I have not seen the memo, but I think it is sloppy, careless, and again, I think has no grounding in fact'.
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However, he predicts that the Trump administration is a "temporary phenomenon that will disappear in 2020, or even sooner". Soros also denounced President Donald Trump , who he accused of trying to establish a "mafia state".
The House Intelligence Committee's top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff, threatened Wednesday to expose Republicans who he says have attacked the FBI and the Department of Justice in an attempt to discredit the special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.
Asked Wednesday if he was interested in seeing the document, Cornyn said "sure" and chuckled.
He added that the Justice Department takes any allegation of such abuse seriously.
Jim Risch, another Intelligence panel member, hesitated to say whether he wanted to see the memo.
"It sounds pretty troubling to me", he told Fox News about the memo. For years, I have joined with Senator Rand Paul and several of my colleagues in the House Liberty Caucus to sound the alarm about loopholes in the act which allow the government to violate the constitutional rights of Americans. Chuck Grassley, the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman.
If the committee voted to do so, the President would then have five days to either approve the release to the public or recommend against it. If he objects, the full House would meet privately for a vote to decide the matter.
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Before Smith's coverage of the Nunes Memo, MSNBC host Joy Reid tweeted on Sunday that he "just keeps making sense: [Trump] and Republicans are responsible for the #TrumpShutdown". The intel panel's top Democrat Adam Schiff announced plans Wednesday to offer a counter-memo "exposing the misleading character of the Republicans' document".
In other words, the memo is garbage.
"The documents that supposedly inform these talking points are highly classified", the panel's Democrats said in a joint statement.
The editorial board called it "supremely ironic" for the Republican Party-"which long has proclaimed itself the party of law and order-to undermine public trust in agents who risk their lives, combat organized crime, ferret out public corruption and protect us against terrorism". "This is by design". It also gives Nunes the option to provide the document to the Justice Department's inspector general to investigate any alleged wrongdoing and "independently assess whether prior release of the memorandum would impair its ability to do so".
Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd addressed his concerns directly to House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA).
Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are reportedly releasing their own memo in response to a "misleading" one compiled by GOP members that purportedly exposes FISA abuses by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice.
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Judge Llarena turned the request down, saying it was important to wait until "constitutional order" had returned to the region. The Spanish High Court issued an EU-wide arrest warrant for him, but it was not enforced by Belgium.