House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff “took the bait” with the Democratic rebuttal to a Republican memo on alleged surveillance abuses by the Justice Department and FBI, according to a former investigator on the panel.
Kash Patel, an attorney who went on to take top national security roles in the Trump administration, told the Epoch Times in an interview last week about his strategy for writing the GOP memo, released in early 2018 over Democratic claims of politicization, that accused officials of misusing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to spy on ex-Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page as part of the investigation into former President Donald Trump’s potential ties to Russia that started during the 2016 campaign.
“It was game on because we figured out under the rules of the House Intel Committee that there was a way to release classified information if it met certain requirements, and this material met those requirements while safeguarding sources and methods, which we were able to do,” Patel said in an episode of American Thought Leaders. “And so, while we were quietly running that process … on our side of the investigation, we wanted to make sure that memo was bulletproof. So all we put in the memo were excerpts from people’s under oath interviews and information that we gleaned from the FBI and DOJ’s own documents.” — Source: Washington Examiner
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