Big win for Attorney General Sessions on lost and found FBI text messages, now House must release the memo

Jan. 25, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans praising Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department Office of Inspector General for recovering the lost FBI text messages, and urging the House Intelligence Committee to immediately vote to release its own memo detailing abuses of the FISA system:

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would ‘leave no stone unturned’ in producing the 5 months of missing FBI text messages, and today the Inspector General delivered on that promise. This is exactly the kind of transparency the entire Department of Justice should embrace and has to embrace in order to restore public confidence in these institutions. Attorney General Sessions stood up for America’s right to know and results followed.

“Similarly, the Department of Justice has nothing to fear of the House Intelligence Committee release of its memo detailing abuses of the FISA system it has found. If the Obama era Justice Department did nothing wrong, the current Justice Department has nothing to fear. And if abuses occurred, then sunlight is the best disinfectant. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein met with Speaker Paul Ryan in the past many days attempting to submarine the release of the documents that led to the formulation of the memo, and to Ryan’s credit, he stood behind his committee chairman’s lawful subpoena and Congress’ Article I oversight responsibility.

“Now it is critical that the House Intelligence Committee memo be released immediately, along with all corroborating documentation, so that the American people will have incontrovertible evidence to weigh in determining whether there was an attempt to subvert the peaceful transfer of power and those who were behind it, and Congress can institute the necessary reforms so this never happens again.”

Attachments:

“Why FBI’s ‘missing’ five months of texts is worse than Watergate,” By Rick Manning, Jan. 23, 2018 at http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/01/23/why-fbis-missing-five-months-texts-is-worse-than-watergate.html

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