Should the controversial FISA memo be released to the public? According to news reports, the four page memo outlines FBI and DOJ abuses of their surveillance powers, in order to spy on the President's campaign and transition teams. In a nutshell, the allegations are that agents sympathetic to the Clinton campaign utilized the largely unsubstantiated Russian "dirty" dossier, paid for by Clinton and the DNC, to apply for FISA warrants to spy on an opposition candidate (and new president) during an election year. If that happened, then this would clearly be one of the largest political scandals in American history.
The House Intelligence Committee has already voted for its release. But the FBI and DOJ have reportedly objected to its release. FBI Director Christopher Wray has even complained that the memo is inaccurate. However, House Speaker Paul Ryan has gone on record stating that the memo should be released in order to help "cleanse" the FBI and DOJ.
It is now up to the President. He is reportedly having the memo reviewed, but last evening, after his State of the Union speech, he promised its prompt release.
What is your opinion? Should it be released? As a former federal prosecutor, I say let the cleansing begin!