(National Sentinel) Panic Mode: A former federal prosecutor has said he will publicly call for a criminal investigation of House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., if the full panel votes to release a classified “FISA memo” to the public.
Frank Figliuzzi told MSNBC that the memo may contain “secret or top secret” information that would allegedly compromise intelligence “sources, methods and techniques that simply cannot be exposed.”
As such, he believes that Nunes, as chairman, should be held legally responsible for any release of information.
The House Intelligence Committee is expected to vote on whether to release the memo at 5 p.m. EDT on Monday.
The White House has already said the president supports releasing the memo, which he and others feel will not only vindicate his earlier claims of being “wiretapped” by the Obama administration, but that special counsel Robert Mueller’s entire “Russian collusion” investigation is based on a false premise.
Also, supporters note that Nunes and others who drafted the memo would be certain not to leak any sensitive information.
As to Figliuzzi’s legal claims against Nunes, the House Intelligence Committee has the authority to declassify any documents on a majority vote and release them to the public. The president does not have to agree or authorize it.
“The Deep State is panicking alright,” said The National Sentinel editor-in-chief J. D. Heyes. “They keep coming up with all of these reasons why the memo shouldn’t be released instead of ways to ensure this kind of political abuse of our legal system never happens again.
“Prosecutions would sure go a long way towards ensuring there would be less abuse moving forward,” he added.
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