Gohmert Rips Dem FISA Memo: 'It's Clear This Was Political'
Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert said the Democrats who compiled the rebuttal to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes' FISA memo intentionally made it a long document that had to have parts redacted.
"It reminded me of my days as a judge," Gohmert said.
He said he was assigned to what he called Texas' "case from Hell," wherein about 100 lawyers were involved and voluminous briefs were filed.
"Longer is lazier," he remembered telling them. "Give me edited briefs or I won't read them."
Gohmert said the same is true for the Democrat memo championed by Rep. Adam Schiff of California.
He said he read the un-redacted version of that memo, and found it to be "clear[ly] political."
"If we have enough pages, it will look like we did something," he said of the Democrats' possible thought process.
Gohmert called on the FISA judges to publicly reprimand the lawyers involved in obtaining the surveillance warrant on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
He said the information was "manufactured" and that a case could be made to imprison some of the lawyers involved for contempt of court.
"Get some self respect," he told the judges. "Go after the lawyers who didn't show you the truth."
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