President Donald Trump kicked off Saturday morning with a tweet revealing just what he thought of the memo the House Intelligence Committee released Friday.
The memo stated that one initial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant and three subsequent FISA court renewal warrants were obtained to conduct electronic surveillance on Trump's volunteer campaign adviser, Carter Page.
It added that an “essential part” of the FISA application was the Steele dossier conducted on behalf of the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Although, the memo alleged the Democratic connection to the dossier had not been disclosed at the time of the application.
Among other accusations, the memo stated Christopher Steele said he was “desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president.”
On Saturday, Trump tweeted the memo “totally vindicates” him in the probe but that the “Russian witch hunt goes on and on”:
This memo totally vindicates “Trump” in probe. But the Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on. Their was no Collusion and there was no Obstruction (the word now used because, after one year of looking endlessly and finding NOTHING, collusion is dead). This is an American disgrace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2018
He added that there was no collusion or obstruction and noted that “obstruction” is now being used because no one found evidence of collusion.
“This is an American disgrace!” Trump concluded.
In response to the memo, the FBI released a statement that said “partisan politics” will not distract the agency from its mission to protect the American people.
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