Release the Memo – The American People Have a Need to Know

What’s a President to do?  The House Intelligence Committee has recommended on a party-line vote to release a four-page memorandum that evidently shows serious, if not actually criminal, misconduct by senior FBI and Justice Department officials.  The committee’s Democrats and the agencies concerned are strenuously objecting to the memo’s disclosure.

These interested parties are becoming more hysterical by the hour, claiming that the memo is incomplete, selective in its findings, and that it was changed materially after the Committee vote.  They insist its release will damage national security.

What actually seems more likely is that the release of this memo will further damage the reputation of federal agencies that were, under the Obama administration, politicized.  Their vast powers were abused by top FBI and Justice Department officials for partisan purposes.  The American people have a need to know.

Mr. President, #Release the Memo.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.