Fitton: 'The FISA Memo Debate Is About Whether Mueller's Operation Is Legitimate or Not'
A controversial memo alleging abuses of government surveillance programs is headed to President Donald Trump's desk after the House Intelligence Committee voted Monday along party lines to release the memo.
Some House Republicans have claimed the memo contains "disturbing" information on how the FISA surveillance program was used to target the Trump campaign.
Trump has five working days to review the contents but is widely expected not to block its release.
On "Fox & Friends First" on Tuesday morning, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said the memo could contain damning information about the Justice Department, the FBI and former FBI Director James Comey.
It the end, however, it is really about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, Fitton said.
He noted there has been speculation that the memo reveals Mueller used the unverified Christopher Steele dossier on Trump and Russia to justify his probe.
Fitton pointed out that many individuals who allegedly committed surveillance abuses during the Obama administration were also involved in setting up Mueller's operation, including the "ambush interview" of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
"This is what the FISA debate's about," Fitton said. "The FISA memo debate is about whether Mueller's operation is legitimate or not."
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