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Democrats’ answer to the Republicans’ memo on possible FISA abuse is released with redactions; Catherine Herridge describes the initial take-aways from the document.

The House Intelligence Committee, the on Saturday, the long-awaited Democratic resistance released date of the Deposit, which is trying to dismantle claims of a GOP memo, the government claims improper surveillance tactics during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The claimed refutation, that officials of the FBI and justice Department “to withhold abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) process, essential information, or to this important tool, to spy on the Trump campaign.”

The Democratic rebuttal supports the FBI and DOJ in its prosecution of the FISA warrant, saying that the agencies “would have been remiss in their duty to the country to protect had you not tried to make a FISA warrant, and repeated extensions to conduct temporary surveillance of Carter page, someone in the FBI judged to be, an agent of the Russian government.”

She added that the DOJ met the “rigor, transparency and evidentiary basis” for the management of the FISA, the probable cause is a prerequisite.

The GOP memo, at the beginning of February, claiming that the FBI and DOJ based on a democratically-funded anti-Trump-dossier to ask the FISA to monitor court orders-page, a one-time adviser to President Donald Trump. They also claimed that the agencies were the DNC-financing of the dossier and the anti-Trump Motivation of the author to Christopher Steele, a former British spy, in his application for a warrant.

The democratic memo, the Committee was voted out of office earlier this month, but a revised version was arranged, after the White house requested that sensitive information be removed, however, before the document will be made available to the public. The Ministry of justice and the FBI claimed that the first draft would show information about sources and methods, ongoing investigations and other sensitive information.

President Trump tweeted after the rebuttal memo-s Version, calling it “a total political and legal BUST.”

The Democrat memo in response to government surveillance abuse is a total political and legal BUST. Only of all the horrible things that were done confirmed. SO IT IS ILLEGAL!!!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2018

He added: “The Memo, the FBI did not disclose who the client is – to the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Wow!!!”

The Memo, the FBI did not disclose who the clients were – the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Wow!!!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2018

Here are some more reactions to the memo are:

White House

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders calls for the refutation of a “politically-driven document,” which “does not answer the serious concerns of the majority of the memorandum on the use of the party-political opposition research for a candidate that is loaded with unsubstantiated statements, to ask as a basis to approve a court’s supervision of a former employee of the other candidates, at the height of the presidential campaign.”

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

The Ranking Democrat, Adam Schiff, the leader of the said refutation of the publication, it should be put “to rest” concerns about the behaviour of the secret services. Together with a copy of the memo, tweeted on Saturday: “Some time ago, the Republican published on our Committee and approved the memo, omitted and distorted facts in order to mislead the public and the integrity of the FBI riding. We can now say what they omitted.”

In a follow-up tweet, ship Trump responded to ‘ s comment about the memo-confirmation “all the terrible things that were done.”

Wrong again, Mr President. He confirmed that the FBI acted appropriately and that the Russian agents approached two of its consultants, and informed of their campaign to help the Russia was prepared by the dissemination of the stolen Clinton’s E-Mails. https://t.co/G128SNicdn

— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 24, 2018

“Wrong again, Mr President,” the ship said. “He confirmed that the FBI acted appropriately and that the Russian agents approached two of its consultants, and informed her campaign that Russia was ready to help them through the dissemination of the stolen Clinton’s E-Mails.”

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.

House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, D-Calif., who was instrumental in the publication of the GOP memo, said in a statement that the Americans “it is now clear that the FBI used the political dirt pair for the democratic party to spy on an American citizen from the Republican party.”

“In addition, the FISA court is misleading about Mr. page, the past interactions with the FBI, where he helped build a case against Russian agents in America were brought to justice,” said Nunes. “It is the conviction defies that the Ministry of justice and the FBI has no information of a secret court that she had provided, to an open Federal court in relation to their past interactions with Mr. page.”

Sen Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

Sen Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., tweeted that “the ship memo is a well-as a response to the misinformation in the Nunes memo,” she added, “should not see the light of day.”

Russian interference will not be tolerated in our elections. We all need to know what is happening in the year 2016, and what measures will Russia take more today. Robert Mueller’s investigation needs to go unhindered, and to place the misleading Nunes memo is a step towards this goal.

— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@Mustard Einstein) February 24, 2018

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the democratic memo “Chairman Nunes cherry-picked, and to sow the seeds of distorted information of sensitive intelligence, discord and undermining” of the FBI.

“By initially brought the delay of the release of hte memo, the President aimed to silence any democratic response to the trumped-up conspiracy theories Chairman Nunes pushed,” he added. “Obviously, it’s something the President is afraid of.”

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in a statement, the democratic response, said, “helps set the record straight on the Republican” is trying to impede the investigation, in the Trump-Russia-scandal.”

The Republicans need to Aden an end to their political charades, and Congress must finally come together to #follow thefacts & #protec tour democracy. Read my full statement here: https://t.co/jmB4gAPEt0

— Nancy Pelosi (@Nancy Pelosi) February 24, 2018

She added that it was “imperative” for the legislature on the other side of the aisle to “at the end of your political Farce” and said the Congress needed to investigate the “real action, the Russian attacks on our democracy.”

Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA

Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, called the FBI’s actions “entirely appropriate and entirely lawful” and said it was “deeply regrettable that the house Republicans decided that the release of classified information, in order to mislead the American people for party political purposes.”

It is deeply regrettable that the house-decided Republican, to the release of classified information, in order to mislead the American people for party political purposes.

— Mark Warner (@Mark Warner) February 24, 2018

“Now, the Nunes memo has been thoroughly debunked, to stop the White house and its allies in Congress, to the dangerous partisan sideshows, which is classified as being at risk, sources and methods, and lots of interference in our choice to focus on Russia, the example of that.”

…and lots of interference in our choice, the a real and persistent threat to our national security.focus on Russia, the example

— Mark Warner (@Mark Warner) February 24, 2018

Fox News’ Adam Shaw, Madeline Farber, and Kaitlyn Scallhorn contributed to this report.

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