Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today joined a group of 65 members of Congress in sending a letter to Rep. Devin Nunes, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, urging for the immediate release of a four-page classified memo regarding FISA surveillance in 2016.
“After reading the memo in a classified setting, I strongly believe the American people should have access to it,” Banks said. “The disturbing content of this memo should be available to all Americans.”
The full letter can be found here and below:
The Honorable Devin Nunes
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
HVC-304, The Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515
Dear Chairman Nunes:
Thank you for your hard work as Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), and for making the recent four-page memo from HPSCI available to Members of Congress. After reading the document, we were shocked and frustrated, but it has deepened our belief in the vital importance of transparency.
This important memo will be of interest to anyone who cares about America and our democratic system of government. We are writing to request the immediate release of this document to the public, as well as any relevant ancillary information. The audience of this document should not be limited to Members of Congress — the American people deserve to know the information it contains.
Thank you for your service and for your prompt attention to this request.