Nunes charges ‘abuse’ of government surveillance by the FBI and justice officials

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House-Intelligence-Chairman Devin Nunes told Republican colleagues in two closed-door meetings this week he has evidence seen that shows a clear “abuse” of the government’s surveillance programs, the FBI and justice Department officials, according to three sources familiar with the talks, raising further questions whether the controversial anti-Trump-dossier has been by the Obama administration to authorize the monitoring of the adviser of President Trump.

The California Republican made his comments in private meeting with GOP colleagues, as he tried, in the round, a substantial part of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, votes known to be in favor of the renewal, as section 702, which finally passed the house on Thursday.

The part of the law, in particular the US gives the government the power to access to communication, such as E-Mails or phone calls of foreigners, which do not allow for outside of the United States, the draw may be a terrorist attack but that the government is the target of the Americans.



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Before the vote, Nunes, told GOP lawmakers that they could trust him, that he has not seen abuse of this section of the law dealing with foreigners, but the other sections of the act have been in fact abused, by government officials, the implementation of the monitoring of Americans. Nunes swore that he plans to have his concerns by trying to share, the evidence is complete, the whole house later this month, after the debate on section 702, according to three sources familiar with the talks.

Nunes said he’d “read all of the 435 members of Congress in greater abuses in other areas of the FISA and read members as quickly as possible” to the problems, according to one of the three sources familiar with the talks.

While Nunes was not specific about the abuse, his comments came after a Washington Examiner report that in the week of 1. January, the representatives of four important congressional panels, including the House Intelligence Committee — reviewed FISA documents from the Obama administration in a secure room at the Ministry of justice.

House-Intelligence-Chairman Devin Nunes Republican colleagues, told in two closed-door meetings this week he has seen evidence that shows a clear “abuse” of the government’s surveillance programs, the FBI and justice Department officials.


Meeting in the Ministry of justice, confirmed by Fox News, came after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray agreed to the documents available to the legislator, under the pressure of Nunes. Nunes had, fired a produce at the end of December letter to Rosenstein rays of the DOJ and FBI for his “failure to complete” documents, the said in connection with the anti-Trump dossier: “at this point, it seems that the DOJ and FBI, to the investigation itself.”

Byron York of the Washington Examiner reported this week that representatives from these bodies have had the opportunity to view documents, the cut to “the question of whether the FBI used unverified material from the dossier — a Clinton campaign opposition research-to-product-to apply for permission to spy on Americans.”

Nunes private GOP lawmaker said that he will be pushing as early as next week for the securing the access for all 435 members of Congress to see the same documents and decide for yourself what is happening, as some of his Republican colleagues have already said, you believe that the dossier was an important factor in the monitoring of Trump officials.

“But I think it’s a broader question here,” conservative North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows on Fox News said this week. “Why would the FBI use a paid Democrat-dossier, in fact, a campaign to survey?”

But the top Democrat on the house Intelligence Committee, California Rep. Adam Schiff, charged in December that Nunes’s bid for the White house by a continuation of the questions about the dossier as a distraction from the Jury’s probe into questions of the Russian agreement in the 2016 campaign.

“It is the same problem, that said we saw early in the investigation, if the Chairman had difficulty removing himself from his role during the campaign, a proxy for the “White house”,” ship of MSNBC.

Ed Henry currently serves as FOX News Channel (FNC) chief national correspondent. He joined the network in June 2011.

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