The specifics of the Carter Page FISA warrant and the two memos that claim to interpret that surveillance are of less consequence. The incontrovertible fact is that both Democrats and Republicans on the Committee have abused Congress's important oversight role for transparently political motives.
The committee's objective should have been to determine the facts on a bi-partisan basis and in co-operation with Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI.
If the motive were to inform us, the Minority Report would have been declassified!
The media frequently mentions the "FISA Courts" while reporting on National Security Agency (NSA), FBI and other intelligence activities that may involve US citizens.
Below is a brief description of the court's purpose and how it works.
The NRA collects $350 million a year in member dues by promoting the idea if citizens cannot buy semi-automatic assault weapons, the government is going to come into their homes and take their guns or worse. It is time that the voices of innocent Americans are heard more loudly on Capitol Hill than the voices of lobbyists.
Cyber is everywhere in our lives today and it is our greatest strategic weakness. In this war of bits, bytes, and the dark web, there is no "frontline" and Congress is not doing its job: Building an army to protect you and I – the American people – from a nefarious global network of economic terrorists.