Battle Over FISA Abuse Rages On

The Justice Department is making a last-ditch effort to prevent the release of a controversial memo alleging surveillance abuse involving the infamous Steele dossier.



Nunes and South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, another Republican on the committee, put together the four-page classified memo based on documents provided by the Justice Department and FBI.

Because of its sensitivity, lawmakers who have seen the document have refused to discuss its contents. But it is believed to allege that U.S. investigators improperly handled the Steele dossier and improperly obtained Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

Republicans on the Intelligence Committee voted unanimously last week to allow other members of Congress to view the classified memo. Shortly after, a group of Republican lawmakers who viewed the document put out statements calling it “alarming” and “disturbing.”

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