Republicans want memo released that details alleged intelligence abuses

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A four-page memo circulating in Congress that reveals alleged United States government surveillance abuses is being described by lawmakers as "shocking", "troubling" and "alarming", with one congressman likening the details to KGB activity in Russian Federation.

Since Meadows voted against S. 139, does he believe the House leadership should allow a new FISA reform bill to be brought to the floor to address the alleged abuses detailed in the memo? He went on, "Rife with factual inaccuracies and referencing highly classified materials that most of Republican Intelligence Committee members were forced to acknowledge they had never read, this is meant only to give Republican House members a distorted view of the F.B.I".

The #releasethememo Twitter cloudburst also appears to be a microcosm of what US intelligence officials say are Kremlin efforts to fan political divisions in the United States after having meddled in the 2016 presidential election, according to a declassified January 2017 USA intelligence assessment.

But it is believed that the memo touches on the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department's use of surveillance warrants related to the Steele dossier and to the unmasking of Trump associates in intelligence reports by the Obama administration. If a majority of the committee members vote that the memo should be made public, the White House will then be given time to review the document.

Other Republicans told Fox News that the alarming memo should be mad public immediately.

Many Republican politicians like Scott Perry of Pennsylvania said, "You think about, 'is this happening in America or is this the KGB?' That's how alarming it is", when asked about the memo's details on Fox News.

'It's troubling. It is shocking, ' added North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows. "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".

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"After reading the document, we were shocked and frustrated, but it has deepened our belief in the vital importance of transparency", Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz said in the letter, which was sent Friday night to California Rep. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the Intelligence Committee. Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee abruptly moved to make the report available to the entire House at a closed-door meeting Thursday, surprising Democrats who did not know it had been prepared, a participant told the newspaper. "Once the public sees it, we can hold the people involved accountable in a number of ways".

Carter quoted an unnamed government official who said that 'some of these people should no longer be in the government'.

The document also apparently outlines "several problematic" issues with how FISA warrants were "packaged, and used" state several sources with knowledge of the report. This report needs to be released-now. It's about time since the Russian collusion narrative has decayed into a rotting corpse of baseless claims.

The House vote to make the report available to all members is a major step in exposing the long-guarded classified documents obtained by the House Intelligence Committee over the past year, reports Carter.

The memo itself is now being kept in a secure room, according to reports by the Washington Examiner, to allow House members access to it.

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There is now a four-page memo circulating in Congress which reportedly details abuse and misuse of government authority under FISA, the Foreign Intelligence Service Act.

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