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Classified FISA Memo Released — Here’s What It Said

President Donald Trump released the controversial FISA memo Friday, but the drama surrounding Washington’s memo mania isn’t over yet. The memo, which accuses the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation of abusing their surveillance authority to spy on former Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page, was commissioned by House Intelligence Committee chairman, Devin Nunes, R-Calif.

What did the memo actually say?

Here are the memo’s three main points:

  1. The memo accuses the FBI and DOJ political bias against President Donald Trump in their investigation of Trump-Russia collusion during the 2016 campaign.
  2. It charges officials in the FBI and DOJ of withholding information concerning the Trump-Russia dossier when requesting a surveillance warrant from a FISA court judge.
  3. And that the FBI and DOJ abused their surveillance powers in order to eavesdrop on Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page.

Here are some key excerpts from the Memo:

  • On October 21, 2016, DOJ and FBI sought and received a FISA probable cause order (not under Title VII) authorizing electronic surveillance on Carter Page from the FISC.
  • The FBI and DOJ obtained one initial FISA warrant targeting Carter Page and three FISA renewals from the FISC.
  • Then-Director James Comey signed three FISA applications in question on behalf of the FBI, and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe signed one. Then-DAG Sally Yates, then-Acting DAG Dana Boente, and DAG Rod Rosenstein each signed one or more FISA applications on behalf of DOJ.
  • In the case of Carter Page, the government had at least four independent opportunities before the FISC to accurately provide an accounting of the relevant facts. However, our findings indicate that, as described below, material and relevant information was omitted:
  • The “dossier” compiled by Christopher Steele (Steele dossier) on behalf of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton campaign formed an essential part of the Carter Page FISA application. Steele was a longtime FBI source who was paid over $160,000 by the DNC and Clinton campaign, via the law firm Perkins Coie and research firm Fusion GPS, to obtain derogatory information on Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.
  • Neither the initial application in October 2016, nor any of the renewals, disclose or reference the role of the DNC, Clinton campaign, or any party/campaign in funding Steele’s efforts, even though the political origins of the Steele dossier were then known to senior DOJ and FBI officials.

See the actual memo here.

“The DOJ was getting fed political opposition research, which was then handed to the FBI, who then lied about its origins in a Federal court,” explained Glenn on the show today. “So it defiantly appears that bias fueled the [surveillance] abuse.”

So, what happens next?

The House Intelligence Committee is now deliberating on the release of a classified Democratic "counter-memo" that would aim to disprove the one commissioned by Republicans.

“This isn’t about Hillary Clinton, and it is not about Donald Trump. It’s really not even about Barack Obama. This is about Russia,” said Glenn. “We still don’t know all of the information … but maybe the upcoming memo from the Democrats will fill in some of that information. But you can bet the house that we still will not have the real picture.”

Watch the clip above to hear Glenn break down the issues behind the FISA memo and discuss what happens next in the memo mania saga.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.
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CONTROL FREAKS: The Great Reset Overlords Who Will Ru(i)n Your Life

"All rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You can get used to the taste difference," said holy anointed billionaire Bill Gates. Green activism has been around for decades. But what used to be wacky has now worked its way into the world's power structure. You must believe the science. You cannot question the science.

The Texas power failure provided America with a disturbing and deadly preview of the Great Reset. But Bill Gates, AOC, and other Democrats say this only proves we need to enforce MORE green policies.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck reveals how deep the Great Reset tentacles reach into government and business to strangle freedom and their efforts to control every aspect of your private life.

Watch the full episode below:

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Dr. Ben Carson's Prescription to Heal America | Ep 98

To the Left, "unity" means "destroy everyone we disagree with." But Dr. Ben Carson has another message: "We are not each other's enemies." As the Biden administration insists America is systemically racist, Dr. Carson's life proves just how far we've come. Despite facing poverty as a child, he became a renowned neurosurgeon, a candidate for president, and former secretary of Housing and Urban Development — one of the only Cabinet members to survive all four years of the Trump administration.

He joins Glenn to review his time in the administration, including as part of the White House's coronavirus task force, and how he discovered "the swamp is deeper and wider than I expected." But above all, he urges Americans to take courage and stand for our freedoms — and previews his newest venture to do just that as founder and chairman of the American Cornerstone Institute: "What version of America do we want?"

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Unmasking the OTHER Deadly Pandemic: What's Killing Our Kids

There is an all-out assault on the social fabric of our country. The kids are NOT all right. In the name of "progress," we're destroying their minds with Marxist lies. In the name of "safety," we're destroying their souls by keeping them locked down.

On his Glenn TV special this week, Glenn Beck takes on the national suicide that the Left is committing by destroying our culture and way of life and how it's also leading to actual suicide of our kids. Experts on the front lines expose how the lies of critical race theory are crippling our children's future and provide tools for parents to fight back.

Finally, Glenn hears from a parent who tragically lost his teen son, who took his own life due to COVID isolation. He has a powerful message for parents, teachers, and politicians who he says are failing our kids.

Watch the special in full below:

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IBM's Role in Killing Jews & Lessons for Big Tech | Edwin Black | Ep 97

Edwin Black is the son of Holocaust survivors and an investigative journalist with awards and best-selling books translated into 20 languages in nearly 200 countries. His book "IBM and the Holocaust" examines high tech's role in killing Jews during the Holocaust and what it can teach us about the dangers of Big Tech today.

Edwin has spent enough time in the media to see all of its warts (there are a lot). And he's speaking out about it and its role in ignoring history at our nation's peril.

He also discusses Disney actress Gina Carano, fired for comparing conservative persecution to the Nazi treatment of the Jews. Our culture is being erased. Our ideals and values are being censored and mocked. Our history is being erased. With another human extermination on the horizon in China, Edwin challenges this with bravery.