Over the last week, there's been a great deal of discussion on Lawfare regarding the role that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court might play in clearing up controversy over the Nunes memo. As a matter of fact, there isn't much doubt that the FISA Court has plenty of authority to investigate and punish Justice Department and FBI officials who have filed misleading pleadings.
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The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) has released the transcript of the Feb. 5 business meeting in which it voted to release the HPSCI minority rebuttal to the Nunes memo.
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Susan Hennessey and I filed a brief today before the FISC suggesting that the court should clarify publicly whether it is satisfied with the DOJ’s conduct before it.
As the details continue to emerge of exactly what transpired to obtain the FISA authorization targeting Carter Page, it is worth pausing to reflect on what unintended consequences may result from the Nunes memo.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is well-positioned to clear up the question of whether the FBI and Justice Department presented misleading information when they sought orders to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
A collection of notable responses to the Nunes memo.
Given the very public squabble over the memo, isn't it time for intelligence community leadership to publicly state their positions?
The House Intelligence Committee (HPSCI) released the transcript of its Jan. 29 meeting in which it decided to release the Nunes memo to the public. Here's a quick summary.
The House Intelligence Committee has published the transcript of its business meeting discussing the memo alleging surveillance abuses prepared by Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. The transcript is available below.
With the imminent release of the Nunes memo, the chairman's counterparts on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees face a thorny question: What should responsible intelligence committee leadership do when one of its own goes rogue—and goes rogue with the backing of a president whose concern for the matter is deeply self-interested?