Attorney General Jeff Sessions is finally moving on the alleged FISA abuse by the Obama Administration. On Tuesday, he told reporters the Justice Department will officially investigate Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses in which the Obama Admin has been accused of obtaining a FISA warrant to spy on the Donald Trump presidential campaign and transition team.
The Washington Examiner reports:
“Yes, it will be investigated,” Sessions told reporters at the court that oversees FISA warrants.
Sessions said an investigation it is the “appropriate thing” to do so, and that his department’s inspector general “will take that as one of the matters he’ll deal with.”
Sessions told Fox News on Sunday the FISA process will be investigated, and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that this move will be supported.
“I think that’s the role of the Department of Justice, and we’re glad that they’re fulfilling that job,” she said.
President Trump has been an outspoken critic for months claiming he was spied on. In March Trump tweeted “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory.”
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
The media has relentlessly sought to discredit everything Trump has claimed. The release of the memo earlier this month prompted President Trump to say he was vindicated from the Russia investigation witch hunt.
President Trump even questioned whether or not Hillary Clinton or the Democrats paid for the dossier which was used to allow the Obama Admin to obtain a FISA warrant.
Disproven and paid for by Democrats “Dossier used to spy on Trump Campaign. Did FBI use Intel tool to influence the Election?” @foxandfriends Did Dems or Clinton also pay Russians? Where are hidden and smashed DNC servers? Where are Crooked Hillary Emails? What a mess!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2018