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house Bill H. Res. 717

Should the “FISA Memo” Detailing Surveillance Abuses by the FBI be Publicly Released?

Argument in favor

If the FBI and DOJ abused the rights of the Americans with their surveillance activities, the House Intel Committee should make the memo summarizing their findings and any ancillary information available to the public.

Jacob's Opinion
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01/31/2018
Absolutely this information should be released to the citizens of this country so that they are aware of how these agencies violated their rights. Any attempt at not being transparent or covering this up is a travesty and disgrace to this country.
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Chris's Opinion
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01/31/2018
I’m just surprised so many commenters have classified clearance. How do I get that? And what makes this different than what the NSA does? I can’t really fathom how a FBI memo could be national security, either. Release it to the public!
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Bwana's Opinion
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01/31/2018
The FBI has been a political tool since J.Edgar Hoover.
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Argument opposed

The House Intel Committee would do the public a disservice by releasing a partisan memo summarizing misconduct by the FBI & DOJ that cherry picks facts and doesn’t tell the entire story.

Robert 's Opinion
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01/31/2018
This is obviously an attempt by Republicans to politicize the FBI to get to Mueller through Rosenstein. More propaganda directed at Trump’s narrow base to discredit our democratic institutions. I trust the FBI and the professionals in the DOJ more than the political hacks like Nunes. How can this be happening. The whole world is watching.
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Gfeiste's Opinion
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01/31/2018
The facts are cherry picked leading to a false conclusion. Republicans should be ashamed of themselves - but since they are hell-bent on destroying this country I don’t imagine they care whether the information tells the whole truth or not. I know my representatives don’t.
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Kaye's Opinion
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01/31/2018
It should be released at thged same time thgat Trump releases his tax returns
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    Absolutely this information should be released to the citizens of this country so that they are aware of how these agencies violated their rights. Any attempt at not being transparent or covering this up is a travesty and disgrace to this country.
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    This is obviously an attempt by Republicans to politicize the FBI to get to Mueller through Rosenstein. More propaganda directed at Trump’s narrow base to discredit our democratic institutions. I trust the FBI and the professionals in the DOJ more than the political hacks like Nunes. How can this be happening. The whole world is watching.
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    This is very much a classified document that is harmful to national security if released. The handful of republicans who are doing this are only using it to further their own agendas, without regards to the safety of those who gathered the intelligence and laws that protect sensitive information and are attempting to gaslight the American public.
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    The facts are cherry picked leading to a false conclusion. Republicans should be ashamed of themselves - but since they are hell-bent on destroying this country I don’t imagine they care whether the information tells the whole truth or not. I know my representatives don’t.
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    It should be released at thged same time thgat Trump releases his tax returns
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    This "Nunes" memo is only a political motivated stunt to make it easier for Trump to get rid of the Russian investigation. Why don't they just let Mueller do his job without discrediting our law enforcement agencies.
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    Can we please look across the partisan aisle to protect our mutual national security? Can we at least agree upon that?
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    Should the cherry-picked garbage made up by unindicted co-conspirator Devin Nunes’ staff be released? There, I fixed it for you.
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    A memo is not proof. NO!
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    It should only be released if Donald Trump releases his taxes and all his investment information to the public.
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    It is a partisan memo that omits key information to slant it to the President’s advantage and ignores how classified info should be released. Nunez has abused his authority to obviously do whatever pleases the President and should be fired or put in jail.
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    The release of classified data to advance political objectives is a VERY dangerous precedent to set. The GOP has no redeeming motivation here and should remember they serve the PEOPLE not their party nor the President.
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    I’m just surprised so many commenters have classified clearance. How do I get that? And what makes this different than what the NSA does? I can’t really fathom how a FBI memo could be national security, either. Release it to the public!
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    The FBI has been a political tool since J.Edgar Hoover.
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    The American public deserve to see just how far and to what lengths top officials at the FBI went to not only halt the investigation into Hillary Clinton but FISA abuses. Additionally, the underlying evidence the memo is based on should be released. This would help to confirm the memo isn't an exaggeration of the truth.
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    If the crooked GOP want to release it then they should also release the memo that Schiff wrote as a rebuttal.
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    The American people deserve to know if illegal activity is occurring in our government.
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    Any memo from an intelligence agency should not be released unless the information is no longer sensitive in nature and then only if sources and methods of getting this data is not compromised. We have hurt the security of our country in the past by not following those two things.
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    Transparency will yield the truth so why hide if their doing nothing wrong?
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    Release the entire document, not just the cherry picked 4 pages
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