The Democratic response to the Republican FISA Memo has been released by the House Intelligence Committee. It can be read in its entirety below.
The Democrat FISA memo, written in response to a Republican FISA memo by House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes, is a ten page document that tries to counteract the Republican summary of the investigation into the “Trump dossier” that Democrats claim proves collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian agents.
Among one of the major takeaways from the Democrat FISA memo is the lack of actual contradictions it provides to the Republican memo. It does not address many of the charges in the GOP memo, including the use of the Trump dossier to get FISA warrants on Carter Page.
The House Intelligence Committee on Saturday released a long-awaited Democratic rebuttal to a GOP memo that outlined alleged government surveillance abuses during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The rebuttal claims that officials at the FBI and Justice Department “did not abuse the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) process, omit material information, or subvert this vital tool to spy on the Trump campaign.”
The Democratic memo was voted out of committee earlier this month but was ordered to be redrafted after the White House demanded that sensitive information be stripped out before the document be made public. The Justice Department and FBI claimed the initial draft would reveal information about sources and methods, ongoing investigations, and other sensitive information.
Democrats used the memo to undermine claims in the GOP memo released this month that the FBI and DOJ relied on a Democrat-funded anti-Trump dossier to ask the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for a warrant to monitor Trump adviser Carter Page.
Here is the complete Democrat FISA memo.