ACLU Comment on Release of Nunes Memo

February 2, 2018 2:00 pm

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WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee released a memo today that discussed FBI and Justice Department surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page.

Christopher Anders, deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington Legislative Office, had this comment:

“The completeness and accuracy of government representations to the FISA court are longstanding concerns. The Nunes memo makes serious charges of FBI and Justice Department misconduct in obtaining a warrant to surveil an American citizen, but on its own does not contain the facts needed to substantiate its charges.

“Rather than one side or the other cherry-picking facts, all Americans deserve to see all of the facts, including both the minority report and the underlying documents. The goal should be more transparency, not less, particularly when a congressional committee chairman makes serious charges of abuse but does not provide the facts to either prove the charges or allow Americans to make up our own minds.”

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