GOP lawmaker: ‘Give us the FISA court TRANSCRIPTS’

(National SentinelDeep State: Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert will request that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., subpoena the transcripts from Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court hearings involving the discredited “Trump dossier.”

The request comes after Friday’s release of the so-called “FISA memo,” which detailed serial abuses by the Obama administration of the FISA court in order to secure a surveillance warrant to spy on a Trump campaign figure. The dossier factored heavily in securing those warrants, the memo claimed.

“I have prepared a letter that I plan to submit to and hopefully have other people sign on with me tomorrow on our Judiciary Committee we have a great Chairman [Bob Goodlatte] on our Judiciary Committee,” Gohmert told Fox News Sunday. 

“He wants to get to the facts and what I’m asking him for is that we as the Judiciary Committee subpoena the transcripts from the FISA court hearings, the four different ones at least regarding the dossier…I want to hear everything that was said,” he added.

Specifically, Gohmert wants to know why the FISA court judge who granted the subpoenas — though the court was not told the dossier was a political, and not an intelligence, document — has not held the FBI and Justice Department officials who used it as the basis of their request in contempt.

Gohmert previously called for former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and Justice Dept. official Bruce Ohr to be jailed for using what they knew to be a political document in order to secure a FISC warrant to allow the bureau to spy on the Trump campaign.

“I think it’s important to know who the FISA judge was, and why with all the info he’s had for some time, he has not put anyone in jail for committing fraud on his court,” Gohmert, who serves on the Committee on the Judiciary,” said.

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