Republican Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarGosar's siblings pen op-ed urging for his resignation: 'You are immune to shame' Reporter: Gosar's immigration proposal shows lack of 'unifying theme' for GOP opposition Gaetz, Greene and Gohmert turned away from jail to visit Jan. 6 defendants MORE (Ariz.) said the FBI's surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser detailed in a controversial intelligence memo released Friday "constitutes treason."

Gosar said in a statement that he will co-author a letter to Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsWant to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump Democrat stalls Biden's border nominee Garland strikes down Trump-era immigration court rule, empowering judges to pause cases MORE seeking "criminal prosecution against these traitors to our nation," referring to those who authorized the surveillance warrant.

The House Intelligence Committee memo, declassified for public release on Friday, claims that a dossier of information alleging ties between President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators introduce bipartisan infrastructure bill in rare Sunday session Gosar's siblings pen op-ed urging for his resignation: 'You are immune to shame' Sunday shows - Delta variant, infrastructure dominate MORE and Russia "formed an essential part" of the warrant obtained in October 2016 for surveillance on Carter Page. At the time, Page was no longer an adviser to the Trump campaign.

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Gosar zeroed-in on the Republican memo's claim that the surveillance requests to the FBI and Justice Department did not mention that the work of Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the dossier, was funded in part by Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClintons, Stacey Abrams meeting Texas Democrats Biden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote MORE's campaign and the Democratic National Committee. 

"This is third world politics where the official government agencies are used as campaign attack dogs," Gosar said.

The Republican called former director and deputy FBI directors and two former deputy attorney generals "traitors to our nation" for approving the surveillance request of Page and three extensions on the former Trump adviser. 

Congressional Republicans are now saying that the memo proves that thethe Justice Department investigation into Russian election meddling, led by special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE, is tainted by political bias in the FBI.

Democrats argue the memo omits key information about the Russia investigation and the surveillance warrant for Page, which the FBI obtained roughly three months after it began a counterintelligence probe looking at the Trump campaign.

They are pushing to release their own memo that they say provides a different picture.

“The premise of the Nunes memo is that the FBI and DOJ corruptly sought a FISA warrant on a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, Carter Page, and deliberately misled the court as part of a systematic abuse of the FISA process.

"As the Minority memo makes clear, none of this is true. The FBI had good reason to be concerned about Carter Page and would have been derelict in its responsibility to protect the country had it not sought a FISA warrant," Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee said in a statement.

Applications for the secret surveillance warrants typically involve several layers of authentication. Justice Department lawyers must show probable cause that the target of the surveillance is acting as an agent of a foreign power.