The release of a memo showing alleged government surveillance abuses committed against then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign by the FBI and Department of Justice under President Obama’s administration has furious liberal leaders scrambling to denounce both the memo and President Trump’s decision to make it public.
According to Fox News, the memo written by the House Intelligence Committee alleges that the highly-disputed Trump dossier — which alleges collusion between Trump and Russia — was used as justification for secretly spying on Trump’s campaign by a presidential administration that was rooting for Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton. The creation of the Trump dossier was allegedly paid for by Hillary’s campaign.
Democrats have previously dismissed the memo as partisan and misleading, yet they have been very quick to denounce it upon its release Friday afternoon. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Ohio governor and former GOP presidential candidate John Kasich oddly echoed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) with their own statements.
In a press release, Pelosi said, “President Trump has surrendered his constitutional responsibility as Commander-in-Chief by releasing highly classified and distorted intelligence. By not protecting the intelligence sources and methods, he just sent his friend Putin a bouquet.”
“Releasing the memo is a desperate attempt to distract the American people from the truth about the Trump-Russia scandal,” Pelosi also said in her lengthy statement.
According to the Huffington Post, McCain said, “The latest attacks against the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests ― no party’s, no President’s, only Putin’s.”
He continued, “The American people deserve to know all the facts surrounding Russia’s ongoing efforts to subvert our democracy, which is why Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation must proceed unimpeded. Our nation’s elected officials, including the president, must stop looking at this investigation through the lens of politics and manufacturing political sideshows. If we continue to undermine our own rule of law, we are doing Putin’s job for him.”
On Twitter, Kasich called the memo an attack on the FBI and DOJ, which is “a disservice to our country.”
“The independent investigation into Russia’s meddling in our election must continued unimpeded by outside forces from either Congress or the President,” he concluded.
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