Dershowitz: Every American Has a Stake in Making Sure the FBI Remains Accountable
Legal expert Alan Dershowitz warned that the government surveillance abuses alleged in the controversial Republican FISA memo could be a "systemic problem."
The memo asserts that a high-ranking law enforcement official stated in closed-door testimony that without the anti-Trump dossier, the FBI would not have been able to secure surveillance warrants on at least one member of the Trump campaign.
It also alleges the FBI and Justice Department, in their application to the FISA court, used media reporting to lend credibility to the dossier, which they failed to disclose was a political opposition document funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
"This may reflect a general approach that the FBI takes when they get FISA warrants, disclosing only what they want to disclose and not telling the court about information that might lead them to reach a different conclusion," Dershowitz said on "Sunday Morning Futures."
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He said it's important that the memo's underlying documents -- such as the FISA application for surveillance on Trump associate Carter Page -- are released, in order to determine if abuses in fact occurred.
He said he's calling for a nonpartisan commission to investigate, to serve the public interest in the integrity of our law enforcement agencies.
"Every American - liberal, conservative, Democrat, Republican - has a stake in making sure that the FBI remains accountable and follows the law and follows the Constitution," Dershowitz said.
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