HOUSTON, TX- Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) released the following statement regarding the public release of the House Intelligence Committee Majority memo.
“President Trump should be applauded for releasing the memo. As a former Judge, I am alarmed by the abuses of government surveillance on Americans under the pretext of FISA,” said Congressman Poe. “The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was not intended to allow government to spy on American citizens. The American people are the best judge of what is occurring behind closed, secret, dark rooms of government surveillance. The memo factually outlines government abuse to obtain a secret warrant to spy on an American citizen. I encourage the American people to read the memo and draw their own conclusions. Congress must reform FISA.”
Congressman Poe is a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Fourth Amendment Caucus.