Republican Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona said the allegations outlined in the Nunes Memo released today constitute treason. He also said that he is co-authoring a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions seeking “criminal prosecution against these traitors to our nation.” He was referring to FBI and DOJ employees who authorized surveillance warrants against the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.
The Nunes Memo alleges that FISA applications used to obtain surveillance warrants were based on the Steele Dossier but that neither FBI nor DOJ employees disclosed that information in FISA court when seeking warrants.
“This is third world politics where the official government agencies are used as campaign attack dogs,” Gosar said.
Democrats have written their own memo rebutting the findings in the Republican memo. The FBI would have been derelict in its duty to not pursue FISA warrants against certain members of the Trump campaign, Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee said in a statement.