Trump Ignores DOJ Warning, Notifies Sessions He Wants FISA Memo Released

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Originally appeared at Zero Hedge

President Trump broke with the Department of Justice last week by calling for the release of a four-page “FISA memo” purportedly summarizing widespread surveillance absues by the FBI, DOJ and Obama Administration, reports the Washington Post.

The President’s desire was relayed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions by White House Chief-of-Staff John Kelly last Wednesday – putting the Trump White House at odds with the DOJ – which said that releasing the classified memo written by congressional republicans “extraordinarily reckless” without allowing the Department of Justice to first review the memo detailing its own criminal malfeasance during and after the 2016 presidential election.

The decision to release the memo ultimately lies with congress.

Trump Ignores DOJ Warning, Notifies Sessions He Wants FISA Memo Released

Somehow WaPo knew that Kelly and Sessions spoke twice last Wednesday – once in person during a “small-group afternoon meeting” and again that night over the phone.

Trump “is inclined to have that released just because it will shed light,” said a senior administration official who was speaking on the condition of anonymity to recount private conversations. “Apparently all the rumors are that it will shed light, it will help the investigators come to a conclusion.”

The memo, written by staffers for House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), was made available for all Congressional House members in mid-January for viewing in a secure room. Lawmakers who have seen the document have called for its release to the general public, as it is said to contain “jaw dropping” revelations of extensive abuse of power and highly illegal collusion between the Obama administration, the FBI, the DOJ and the Clinton Campaign against Donald Trump and his team during and after the 2016 presidential election.

“I have read the memo,” tweeted Rep. Steve King (R-IA), adding “The sickening reality has set in. I no longer hold out hope there is an innocent explanation for the information the public has seen. I have long said it is worse than Watergate. It was #neverTrump & #alwaysHillary. #releasethememo.”

It is so alarming the American people have to see this,” Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan told Fox News. “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.

Meanwhile, The Washington Post is spinning Trump’s desire to release the memo as yet another example of the President’s “year-long attempts to shape and influence an investigation that is fundamentally outside his control,” pointing to reports that he wanted to fire special counsel Robert Mueller III last summer (which Trump denies). WaPo also points to Trump’s complaints over Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for not properly supervising the Mueller probe, and the President’s alleged comments to former FBI Director James Comey demanding loyalty and asking him to back off the investigation into former National Security advisor Michael Flynn, who was fired for misleading Vice President Mice Pence over his contact with Russians.

In other words, Trump has been resisting an active investigation which has yet to prove any collusion, and which has experienced significant mission creep into the personal finances of the Trump team – and The Washington Post is spinning it as Trump once again interfering with an investigation.

So now the President is calling for the release of the four-page FISA memo, which will reportedly put an end to the Russia investigation while quite possibly setting the stage for the criminal prosecution of those involved in trying to frame Trump.

That said, the Washington Post article appears to be nothing more than an exercise in pearl clutching over Trump’s demands for loyalty – as the paper notes that nothing the President has done is likely to lead to criminal charges.

To prove obstruction of justice, Mueller would have to show that Trump didn’t just act to derail the investigation but did so with a corrupt motive, such as an effort to hide his own misdeeds. Legal experts are divided over whether the Constitution allows for the president to be indicted while in office. As a result, Mueller might seek to outline his findings about Trump’s actions in a written report rather than bring them in court through criminal charges. It would probably fall to Rosenstein to decide whether to submit the report to Congress, which has the power to open impeachment proceedings.

As Trump faced growing questions about everything from his June directive to fire Mueller to his more recent grousing about Rosenstein, the White House was largely silent. In response to several specific queries, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley offered a written statement that addressed few of them. –WaPo

“The president has been clear publicly and privately that he wants absolute transparency throughout this process,” Gidley said in the statement. “Based on numerous news reports, top officials at the FBI have engaged in conduct that shows show bias against President Trump and bias for Hillary Clinton. The president has said repeatedly for months there is no consideration of terminating the special counsel.”

So future leaders of the free world take note; you’re not allowed express dissatisfaction when a federal agency allegedly colludes with the previous administration and an establishment candidate to rob you of an election using unverified evidence from Russian officials; it is also frowned upon to have a problem with a kangaroo-court witch hunt launched to push the invented narrative.

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  • AM Hants

    Hope he forces the release of the Memo. Should be interesting to see how the MSM cover it.

    • FlorianGeyer

      This has been on the boil for months and I am again proud to wear my Tin Foil Hat :)

      If the shit sticks to the US Deep State as it should the result will be the greatest upheaval that the Western World has witnessed since WW2 in my opinion.

      The Deep States only sure recourse now is to assassinate Trump and that could well trigger a civil war in the US :)

      • AM Hants

        Hope he gets the memo released first.

        The UK luvvies are freaking out, should he come to the UK. They want the biggest protest of the Century, and also hope it gets crowd funded. It is absolutely crazy and no doubt the only way the old hasbeens can find a way to grab a headline.

        • FlorianGeyer

          If the memo is released the Tsunami of revulsion for those who have lied to all of us will cause will hopefully reach our shores as well.

          • AM Hants

            Must admit, I cannot wait for the show to open. If it takes them all down and cleans out Governments and the media from many nations.

          • FlorianGeyer

            This is why Trump could well be assassinated . The worlds Deep State literally risk losing their heads :)

      • Daniel Castro

        One way or another the US empire is slowly becoming history, that is what matters.

        • FlorianGeyer

          If Trump is murdered there will be a civil war in the US I think.

          • Daniel Castro

            Well, if they pull another “kennedy” on the muricans and they swallow we can pretty much say they are the dumbest people in history.

          • as

            Depends. With gas barrel bombs or nuclear tips. Most unfortunately turned zombie.

      • Pave Way IV

        You’re way more optimistic than I am, Florian. If we ever see the memo (doubtful), it will either be heavily redacted to incomprehensibility or just turn out to be an outright nothingburger. Doesn’t this feel like they’re just trolling you? Look, SQUIRREL!

        The US doesn’t need a ‘deep state’ – the regular state does just fine in its primary function: preserve itself, its secrets (and its ruling class) from the little people. Every psychopath, oligarch and chickenhawk is utterly dependent on that framework – they’ll fight each other tooth and nail within it, but never go so far as to damage their moneymaker. Besides, dig deep enough and you’ll find both parties have sold themselves out to the same corporate and foreign interests. Neither can expose the other without destroying themselves.

        Trump is no real threat to anyone. He intimidates his perceived opponents with the threat of exposure, but always and consistently stops short of that. I have no reason to think he won’t do the same thing with the DNC here. Just another real estate mogul sparring with shyster politicians and bureaucrats. Wake me up when they start naming all the Ukrainian and Russian Jewish oligarchs and who they own in the US Congress and Administration. That, alone, would take both parties down so it’s never going to happen.

        Besides, I’m trying to avoid the thought of end-timer Pence ever holding the nuclear football and sending half the people on earth to see Jesus because he thought his Zionist masters were threatened. Look into that guy’s soulless eyes sometimes – he scares the living crap out of me. Hillary is evil that I understand. Pence? Oh, hell… [shivers uncontrollably]

        • John Mason

          You summed it up rather well.

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        • 888mladen .

          He is a member of Opus Dei.

        • FlorianGeyer

          Sadly I fear you are correct. IF there is a God, he/she/it will be laughing at us all and I would think at every animal on Earth. :)

          • dontlietome

            What nobody, at least on this website , is considering, is that we are sharing this planet with other resident Aliens, and they are alive an kicking………………… have anybody stopped to consider where the Russians have obtained their “borrowed” technology ?

          • FlorianGeyer

            We inhabit Earth , so I am open to the idea of other planets amongst the billions/trillions or even more having some life forms similar to our own and some that are completely different.

          • dontlietome

            So what about “Neu Schwabenland” and “Neu Berlin” ?

          • FlorianGeyer

            I have heard the terms but not for many years.

          • dontlietome

            Florian, may I make the suggestion that you look “outside of the box”, as there are many influential movements happening at this time. Things which you may have heard rumours about, but are in fact the real deal. Please consider following these links ;- http://exopolitics.org/the-secret-navy-behind-the-ballistic-missile-attack-on-hawaii/
            http://exopolitics.org/global-elite-taken-to-gitmo-by-us-special-forces/
            https://archive.is/zw6Sz
            https://benjaminfulford.net/
            You will, if you haven’t already, garner a picture of the other conflicts which are hidden from view and all ahve a profound affect on the situation in the ME.

      • dontlietome

        What’s your take on the counter argument;- That Trump is wholly owned and controlled by the Kazarhrian Mafia, that his Talmudic son-in-law Jared wields the real power and control, that the actual names on the FISA list are those of the “good guys” etc. I have seen info from a so-called source in the White House, ( Q-Anon ), that the 2 missiles launched at the time of the Hawaii Nuke test last week , were launched from Israeli Dolphin subs but were destroyed by Russian counter-measures. One was on a flight path that would have landed in North Korea, thereby destroying any chance of the re-unification of north and south, which is being heavily discussed between the 2 governments at the moment. Thankfully, the Russians and their “borrowed” technology have saved the day, and most probably the world.
        The link below might interest you also.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh2_3WFEqYA

        • FlorianGeyer

          Anything is possible I am sure. We can only judge people by their actions and is Trump doing what he can to thwart the Deep State or is he part of it?
          As yet the balance is that he is ,or has been coerced to become part of it. Possibly to save the lives of himself and family.

          OR is he indeed very clever and giving a bit to take a bit more ? He does have a lot of corrupt and entrenched opposition after all .

  • JEinCA

    Absolutely release that SOB and make sure it’s the original and hasn’t been “edited”. The American people need to see that their Constitutional Rights are defacto null and void (of course these days the majority will say “doesn’t bother me none” and will immediately return to watching PornHub).

  • Rodney Loder

    Trump is giving away the popular support possible to be had by moving clocer to the war mongers, this memo is posing the FBI as the agency of the Hawks mainly Democrats that are in a better position to capture the centre ground and push their Globalist agenda, only Trump’s charisma is holding them back, I think the Democrats expected Trump to do “the stupid thing” because he’s being completely mind controlled by the Telepathic Troika the brown Freemasons are the father the Zinoists are the mother and their offspring is the devil.

    Fortunately Trump’s been taking my advice and is able to cope with these vermin.

    So when the memo is released he finally might be able to get his leg over Hillary, with Bill cheering from the gallery.

    Unfortunately Trump is still moving closer to the war mongers, unnecessarily.

  • Don Machiavelli

    He won’t be missed anywhere… Well, anywhere but in Israel. Fun fact : Trump’s family directly invest in illegal settlements since early 1900s there is picture proof from 1960s or so.