Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is calling on his fellow lawmakers in the House of Representative to publicize an intelligence memo pertaining to the FBI, the Department of Justice and President Donald Trump, suggesting that the four-page document contains evidence of alarming government misdeeds.
During a Thursday appearance on Fox Business with host Liz Claman, Gaetz noted that he can not yet talk about the content of the memo but insisted the American public should read it.
“The allegations contained in this important intelligence document go to the very foundations of our democracy, and they require an immediate release to the public in my opinion,” he said. “Unfortunately, I can not talk about the specific facts contained within this memo.”
“I can only share my observation,” he continued, “that if the American people knew what was happening if they saw the contents of this memo, a lot would become clear about the information that I’ve been talking about the last several months.”
In recent weeks, Gaetz has maintained that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton should face federal charges for her use of a private email server and for her involvement with the Clinton foundation. He accused the FBI of giving her preferential treatment and allowing her to escape criminal charge.
Now, Gaetz is again suggesting that the FBI is guilty of operating against the interest of the American people.
“And so, I am calling on our leadership to hold a vote on the floor of the House to make public the key contents of this intelligence memo regarding the FBI, the Department of Justice and President Trump,” he concluded, later adding: “I believe the consequence of its release will be major changes in people working at the FBI and the Department of Justice.”
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) echoed Gaetz’s comments during an appearance on Fox News: “It’s troubling. It is shocking. Part of me wishes that I didn’t read it because I don’t want to believe those kinds of things could be happening in this country that I call home and love so much.”