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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

FBI concerned about possible publication of the report on surveillance of associates trump


The confrontation between Donald trump and the FBI are continuing the investigation of the connections of the President of the United States with Russia have reached a new level. Thursday, February 1, the Bureau released an official statement about the so-called Memorandum Nunes. We are talking about the document which, according to friends and the people with him, contains data on the illegal surveillance of associates of trump. The us President earlier promised to publish the Memorandum. The FBI has the same content document as the intention of the tramp to make it public, – have caused “serious concern.”

Devin Nunes.

A four-page Memorandum was drawn up by the Chairman of the intelligence Committee of the house of representatives (the lower house of the us Congress) Devin Onecom, a longtime supporter of trump.

Although the document is not published, its content approximately known.

According to onecom data collected by the FBI during the time of the U.S. presidential race in 2016, organized surveillance of Carter page, who served in the campaign headquarters trump the post of Advisor on foreign policy. The purpose of this was finding dirt on the candidate-Republican and undermining his campaign.

It is also expected that the impetus for the FBI was the so-called “dossier Steele”. According to official information, it was collected by the officer of the British Secret intelligence service (MI6), Christopher Steele, long time worked in Russia and contains information that is personally incriminating trump. It is known that information from the dossier is not confirmed by other sources.

Memorandum Nunes received the support among congressional Republicans. Although they trump, in most cases, have not the most cordial relations, the scandal around the alleged links of the President of the United States with Russia casts a shadow on the Republican party. In this light it is not surprising that its representatives enthusiastically welcomed the document, which can shift attention from the President for the FBI.

Democrats, in turn, criticized the Memorandum Nunes, stating that it contains only selective information in order to represent the Bureau in a negative light.

Approximately the same thing is said in a statement to the FBI dated February 1: “We are seriously concerned that the document overlooked a number of facts that fundamentally affect the accuracy of the Memorandum”.

However, the intelligence Committee of the house of representatives at the beginning of the week, voted for the publication of a report. Trump later said that 100% supports this step. But the final decision is made by the President – it is expected that if the Memorandum is published, it will happen on Friday, February 2.

For the FBI this may be a serious blow. Familiar with the text of the document, Congress does not rule out dismissals and even criminal cases against employees of the Bureau. However, few believed that such measures will stop the investigation about the “Russian interference” in the election of trump held by the FBI.

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