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Trump On Memo Findings: A Lot Of People ‘Should Be Ashamed’

Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump blasted FBI and Department of Justice officials for alleged malpractice revealed in a newly declassified memo compiled by House Republicans.

Trump called the alleged bias “disgraceful,” adding that officials involved should be “ashamed of themselves.” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes assembled the memo with fellow intel committee members and staff based on classified information turned over by the FBI and the DOJ. (RELATED: House FISA Memo Released — READ IT HERE)

A copy of the memo reviewed by Byron York of the Washington Examiner found:

* The Steele dossier formed an essential part of the intial and all three renewal FISA applications against Carter Page.

* Andrew McCabe confirmed that no FISA warrant would have been sought from the FISA Court without the Steele dossier information.

* The political origins of the Steele dossier were known to senior DOJ and FBI officials, but excluded from the FISA applications.

* DOJ official Bruce Ohr met with Steele beginning in the summer of 2016 and relayed to DOJ information about Steele’s bias. Steele told Ohr that he, Steele, was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected president and was passionate about him not becoming president.

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