Comey bashes release of Nunes memo: ‘That’s it?’

Greg Nash

Former FBI Director James Comey torched Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee over the release of a memo alleging the Department of Justice abused a surveillance program on Friday, tweeting, “That’s it?”

“Dishonest and misleading memo wrecked the House intel committee, destroyed trust with Intelligence Community, damaged relationship with FISA court, and inexcusably exposed classified investigation of an American citizen. For what?” Comey tweeted Friday.

“DOJ & FBI must keep doing their jobs,” he added.

{mosads}The House Intelligence Committee released the memo Friday, shortly after President Trump approved the document’s release.

The document was complied by the office of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and alleges that the Justice Department abused a surveillance program.

The memo claims that the department used information gained from the so-called Steele dossier — which was partially funded by the Democratic National Committee — to obtain surveillance warrants against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

The FBI made a rare public statement expressing concerns about the release of the memo, saying it leaves out important context. Comey praised the FBI for “speaking up” on Thursday.

Democrats slammed the release of the memo. The Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee said House Republicans were “complicit in efforts to obstruct justice” by releasing the memo.

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