GOP legislators are pushing the House Intelligence Committee to release a bombshell memo outlining widespread abuses of the nation’s foreign surveillance system, saying the “jaw-dropping” document details anti-Trump bias throughout the Department of Justice ahead of the 2016 election.
Rep. Dave Joyce, a Republican from Ohio, is calling on House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes to release the four-page memo to the general public, telling Fox News that Americans will be “surprised at how bad it is.”
The bombshell document reportedly shows officials at the Department of Justice routinely and systematically abused FISA -or Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act- Courts to spy on senior Trump associates in the run-up to the President’s inauguration last January.
“It was deeply disturbing as anyone who’s been in law enforcement and any American will find out once they have the opportunity to review it,” Joyce added.
Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz also called on the Committee to publish the document, saying “The House must immediately make public the memo prepared by the Intelligence Committee regarding the FBI and the Department of Justice.”