David Lauter

The Nunes memo, annotated: 10 things that may not be as simple as they appear

The Nunes memo, annotated: 10 things that may not be as simple as they appear

The memo released by the House Intelligence Committee makes several claims that are in dispute. Here are key points in the debate.

Purpose

This memorandum provides Members an update on significant facts relating to the Committee's ongoing investigation into the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and their use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) during the 2016 presidential election cycle. Our findings, which are detailed below, 1) raise concerns with the legitimacy and legality of certain DOJ and FBI interactions with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), and 2) represent a troubling breakdown of legal...

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