On Friday the House Intelligence Committee released their explosive de-classified FISA memo on DOJ and FBI deceit to the courts. The Comey FBi used fraudulent documents produced for the DNC as evidence to spy on Donald Trump and his campaign.
The Washington Examiner reported:
Rep. Trey Gowdy said there might be about five FBI employees whose actions have been suspect in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the whole bureau should not be attacked.
“I have tremendous respect for the bureau, there are 30,000 employees, let’s assume that there are five that engaged in conduct that we have questions about,” Gowdy said on CBS’ “Face The Nation” Sunday.
The FBI has been under siege by President Trump and Republicans for the investigation into Russia’s actions in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign.
Gowdy said the partisan tone of the investigation has become a major problem. He said he hopes the release of a four-page memo detailing how the FBI used a controversial dossier compiled on Trump by a political opposition research firm as evidence for a warrant to spy on a Trump campaign adviser is a “one-off.”
“I hope this is a one-off, that Congress takes this position but also hope it’s a one-off that a [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] application contains errors and product that is funded by a political opponent. I hope that is a one-off,” he said.
Gowdy’s appearance comes just days after Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee made public a previously classified 3 1/2 page document authored by the committee staff under the guidance of chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. President Trump declassified the memo and authorized its release on Friday.
The document alleges that the FBI and Justice Department relied on the unverified Russia dossier compiled by a former British spy, Christopher Steele, to obtain court approval under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to monitor former Trump campaign foreign policy aide Carter Page.
Steele was commissioned by the political research firm Fusion GPS, which was hired by Trump’s political opponents, including the conservative news site the Washington Free Beacon, the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
On Saturday the president tweeted that the release of the memo “totally vindicates” him and called the investigation being led by special counsel Robert Mueller looking into possible connections between Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia “an American disgrace.”