After it was revealed that the Obama regime may have used FISA warrants as a way to spy on the Trump campaign, Americans began to demand to see proof.
The memo in question was authored by Rep. Devin Nunes’ (R-CA) staffers. It reportedly contains classified information about the conduct of senior Department of Justice and FBI officials that allegedly proves Republicans’ claims of the Justice Department’s bias against President Donald Trump. The memo was made available to the entire House of Representatives on Thursday, which prompted calls on social media for the memo to be made public, including a Twitter hashtag “#ReleaseTheMemo.” The memo reportedly has not been shared with the Justice Department, Politico and the Daily Beast reported. –TPM
According to Sara Carter, more than 130 congressional members have viewed the classified four-page memo detailing what senior government officials describe as “disturbing and explosive” surveillance abuse by employees of the FBI and Department of Justice under the Obama administration against President Trump and members of his campaign.
Americans took to Twitter and Facebook to demand the FISA memo be released and it wasn’t long before elected government officials began to join the chorus.
Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein and ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) are attempting to shut down the campaign by appealing directly to Facebook and Twitter CEO’s.
In a letter sent to the two companies’ CEOs Tuesday, Schiff and Feinstein asked the social media giants for “urgent assistance” in “our efforts to counter Russia’s continuing efforts to manipulate public opinion.”
Just today, US Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) tweeted that he was “disturbed by the contents of the memo” and said it should be “released to the public”. Davis included a copy of the letter in his tweet, that was signed by 63 members of the House demanding the release of the memo
I read the classified memo related to the DOJ, FBI, & FISA & possible Russian collusion in the 2016 elections. I was disturbed by its contents & it should be released to the public. I signed a letter, with 63 of my colleagues, to HPSIC Chairman Nunes calling to #ReleaseTheMemo pic.twitter.com/RS0O48B4Ms
— US Rep Rodney Davis (@RodneyDavis) January 23, 2018
Representative Mark Meadows demanded the release of the memo on Twitter. (He’s NOT a “Russian bot”):
The FBI claims they're "missing" 5 months of text messages between anti-Trump agents, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
The 5 month period where texts are "missing"? It ends May 17, 2017–the exact day the Mueller investigation began.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) January 23, 2018
The very popular conservative, Nick Short (who is NOT a “Russian bot”) tweeted about California Senator Feinstein (D) and California Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff’s letter to Twitter and Facebook, asking them to investigate “Russian bot” activity in the #ReleaseThe Memo campaign.
Short tweeted: Schiff and Feinstein (who have done nothing but leak/obstruct) sent a letter to Twitter’s CEO Dorsey & Facebook CEO Zuckerberg demanding they investigate “Russian bots & trolls” surrounding the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo. This is how desperate they’ve become. h/t @ByronYork
Schiff and Feinstein (who have done nothing but leak/obstruct) sent a letter to Twitter’s CEO Dorsey & Facebook CEO Zuckerberg demanding they investigate “Russian bots & trolls” surrounding the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo. This is how desperate they’ve become. h/t @ByronYork pic.twitter.com/VNWpetKkhW
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) January 23, 2018
Last week Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) told CNN’s Ana Cabrera that the Russian bots were responsible for the “talking points’ that led Americans to demand the release of the FISA memo. Yeah…okay.
Here’s a portion of their conversation:
CABRERA: “Why not allow people to look at it and let Americans make the decision for themselves about whether it’s useful information or not?”
SCHIFF: “Well, because the American people, unfortunately, don’t have the underlying materials and therefore they can’t see how distorted and misleading this document is. The Republicans are not saying make the underlying materials available to the public. They just want to make this spin available to the public. I think that spin, which is a fulsome attack on the FBI, is just designed to attack the FBI and Bob Mueller to circle the wagons for the White House. And that’s a terrible disservice to the people, hard-working people at the Bureau, but more than that, it’s a disservice to the country.”
Watch Schiff tell CNN’s Cabrera that the American people are too stupid to understand the memo, so the Democrats will just tell them what’s in it (after he blamed “Russian bots” for bringing the FISA memo to the attention of the American people):
Popular conservative voices on Twitter, like Scott Presler, have been leading a campaign to force the FISA memo to be released. Here’s his most recent tweet with over 4K likes and over 2K retweets. Scott is not a “Russian bot”, he’s a warm-blooded American patriot who’s been fighting for Trump before it was cool:
Guys, we did it!
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) January 23, 2018
ABC News just tweeted images of the letters written by California Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and fellow California Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. Apparently, “intelligence” is not a requirement to be on either of these committees.
NEW: Sen. Feinstein, Rep. Schiff urge Facebook and Twitter to investigate involvement of Russian bots in pushing "Release the Memo" campaign: "If these reports are accurate, we are witnessing an ongoing attack by the Russian government through Kremlin-linked social media actors." pic.twitter.com/SkAci5NefK
— ABC News (@ABC) January 23, 2018