Judicial Watch Sues DOJ: Public Has Right to See How Obama Admin. ‘Justified Spying on Trump Team’
The government watchdog group Judicial Watch is suing the Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for FBI documents about the FISA warrants that were obtained to spy on Trump campaign associates in 2016, the oversight group announced on Feb. 2, after the memo on alleged FISA abuse was released by the House Intelligence Committee.
“From what we know publicly, this may be the worst government abuse scandal in a generation – which makes it urgent the Justice Department stop stonewalling the release of the alleged Trump-Russia collusion FISA documents,” he said.
The intelligence memo released last Friday showed that the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee had paid a law firm that, in turn, paid a political research group, Fusion GPS, which then paid ex-British spy Christopher Steele who, in turn, paid Russians to provide political “dirt” on Donald Trump — the false and salacious Trump dossier.
That fake document was then used by the FBI and Justice Department — James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, Sallie Yates, among others — to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.