Opinion: Memo shows law enforcement went out of bounds to go after Donald Trump
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - Washington, D.C. is a town of dueling memos these days. Last week, the House Intelligence Committee made public a memorandum prepared by Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, a Republican.
The document made clear that United States law enforcement used the infamous anti-Trump Steele dossier in order to obtain surveillance warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The Steele dossier has been widely disproven and was paid for by operatives working for Democrats against then-candidate Trump.
The way I see it - some in our law enforcement, including the FBI, were willing to go way out of bounds to go after then-candidate and now President Trump.
How would you feel if the government uses bogus information in order to spy on you or those associated with a group you are a part of? That is the point being made by President Trump.
Democrats in Congress opposed the release of the memo. They acted as if America would be in danger if Americans knew the information about alleged abuses by law enforcement.
Then, when the memorandum was released, Democrats claimed that it was one big nothing. Reversing themselves one more time, the Democrats are now pushing for a release of their own memo, which supposedly contradicts the Republican document.
Here is the bottom line: Democrats would not be working so hard to discredit the memorandum prepared by Chairman Nunes unless they believed the allegations in it to be at least partially true. Having said that, the Democrat memo should be made public as well so we, the people, can have as full of a picture as possible.