The Nov. 22 newspaper carried a second article on acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. The first article, which appeared several days before, featured U.S. Rep. Steven Cohen and 100 protesters. Both articles raised concerns that Whitaker will thwart or end Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Trump and Russian involvement with the 2016 election.
While that is a potential issue, a real abuse relates to actions taken in 2016 and 2017 by high-ranking Justice and FBI officials to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to conduct surveillance on a Trump campaign volunteer, Carter Page. The principal evidence presented to the court was a dossier prepared by an operative of a consulting Email letters to let[email protected] commercialappeal.com; mail Letters to the Editor, The Commercial Appeal, 495 Union, Memphis, TN 38103; or click on the “Submit Letter” link on the Opinion page at commercialappeal.com. firm, which was funded by the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign. This fact was never disclosed to the court on the initial application and subsequent renewals.
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee get credit for exposing this. If there is concern about Whitaker, there should be real concern about what the Democrats will do with this issue when taking over congressional committees. Coverage of this is needed.
James Clark, Germantown