House Republicans are refusing to show the Justice Department and FBI the secret memo detailing gross misconduct by federal officials investigating alleged Russia collusion in the 2016 presidential election, saying Deep State actors cannot be trusted.
The memo reportedly reveals disturbing abuses of power from former President Barack Obama holdovers to derail President Donald Trump. Several top GOP lawmakers say it is the most disturbing document they have ever seen.
Politico reports that the memo, which was compiled House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes and his top aides, contains details about high-ranking FBI officials abusing their power to obtain a warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to spy on Trump and his campaign last year.
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee passed a vote last week to allow other members of Congress to read copies in a secure room from inside the Capitol. More than 200 lawmakers have read the memo, and many have called it arguably the biggest scandal in modern political history.
“It’s troubling. It is shocking,” North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows said. “Part of me wishes that I didn’t read it because I don’t want to believe that those kinds of things could be happening in this country that I call home and love so much.”
The memo details how Obama holdovers abused their power and acted corruptly at the highest levels of the FBI and DOJ to spy on Trump, launch the phony Russia investigation, and promoting the discredited dossier.