Washington DC –
President of the United States Donald Trump is furious with the content of secret memos that are considered to reveal the impartiality of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as law enforcement. Trump calls the content of the secret memo a disgrace.
"I think it's a disgrace.With what's going on in this country, I think it's a disgrace," Trump said as he announced his decision to release this secret memo to the public, as reported by AFP and Reuters Saturday (3/2/2018).
"A lot of people should be ashamed of themselves and worse than that," he stressed.
Trump finally released a secret memo that cornered the FBI and the US Justice Department on Friday (2/2) local time. He ignored the stern warning from FBI Director Christopher Wray and the US Department of Justice that the release of the secret memo has the potential to harm the state's secret information, which the public should not know.
The four-page secret memo is supposed to show that an investigation into alleged collusion of Trump's campaign team with Russia during the 2016 presidential election is still ongoing, a product of political bias against Trump within the FBI and US Justice Department.
The memo was composed by Devin Nunes as Chairman of the US House Intelligence Commission for the Republican Party. In his comments, Nunes called the memo a "serious violation of public trust". "The American people have a right to know when officials at important institutions are abusing their authority for political purposes," he said.
The secret memo containing highly confidential and sensitive information was released to the public without censorship. The memo's contents focus on FBI surveillance of a member of the Trump campaign team named Carter Page. Page has been the focus of the FBI's attention since 2013, when he met a number of Russians working for the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service in New York.
Mentioned the memo that a document named 'Russian file' containing an unproven charge against Trump, contributed vitally to the issuance of a court order to lurk the Page. The 'Russian file' is composed by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, with funds financed partly from Hillary Clinton's campaign fund, a rival of Trump during past presidential elections.
FBI's electronic e-checking on Page began in October 2016. A number of senior FBI and US Department of Justice officials, including Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, are said to approve the reconnaissance.
The disclosure of this memo is deemed to indicate abuse of authority and non- neutral from the FBI which is the top law enforcement agency in the US. The FBI with the US Justice Department has been accused of abusing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act 'program for political purposes.
(nvc / fjp)