Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said he hopes President Donald Trump allows the Schiff FISA memo to be released and thinks it will drive the intelligence community crazy.
“I hope he releases it because it will show who’s spinning, who’s exaggerating,” Napolitano said on Fox & Friends Tuesday. “It will also show … raw intelligence. There’s everything in there. If you like Donald Trump, you are going to find some stuff in there. If you don’t like Donald Trump, you’re going to find some stuff in there. So the pressure, once this Democratic memo comes out, the pressure will build for the raw intelligence on which the Republican memo is based and on which the Democratic memo is based to come out.”
“That will send the intelligence community through the roof,” he added. “Because this stuff is never ever made public.”
Napolitano said “raw intelligence” includes any recordings, messages, or information intercepted by the intelligence community and believes it would be unprecedented for the public to learn how these agencies gather data.
“What does raw intelligence consist of? Digital recordings of telephone conversations, copies of text messages, copies of emails. Any kind of fiber-optic information that was transmitted that was captured by the intelligence communities,” he concluded. “The intelligence communities, which exists to preserve national security, doesn’t want the public or the bad guys to know the nature and extent of what they capture and download. If these raw materials come out, we will know that.”
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