So the agency that would be embarrassed by the information in the memo does not want the memo to be released. Gotcha.
The FBI has publicly challenged a push by Republican lawmakers to release a controversial memo which purports to show anti-Trump bias at the agency.
“We have grave concerns about the material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy,” the FBI said in a statement.
The four-page memo, which was compiled by staffers for the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, claims that the Department of Justice abused the surveillance programme known as FISA to unfairly target a member of the Trump campaign.
According to lawmakers who have reviewed it, the document purports to show that the agency obtained a warrant to spy on a Trump campaign aide after submitting as evidence the unproven “Russian dossier”.
It is the duty of the oversight committee to provide… you know… oversight. If the FBI was running rogue, then they need to be called out by the people’s representatives. The fact that the FBI is squealing so loud makes me think that the oversight committee is not far from the mark.