Regarding the Feb. 3 front-page article “ Memo released, and recriminations fly”:
The validity of the House Intelligence Committee memo about improprieties related to surveillance of Carter Page can be demonstrated only if the Justice Department impanels a grand jury to make a determination as to whom, if anyone, should be charged and tried for obtaining Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants under allegedly dubious circumstances.
Certainly, any suggestion that FISA warrants were obtained under dubious circumstances should concern all Americans and be either validated or refuted through the judicial, not the political, process. Absent such an action by the Justice Department, I think we can safely assume that the memo is, as described by the FBI statement, inaccurate because of significant omissions of fact.
Ron Tollefson, Alexandria
And so, I eagerly read the memo that was hyped to blow things apart on what was “worse than Watergate.” I discovered nothing that I did not already know, had not already heard or could not figure out on my own. What a dud, or to use an expression from President Trump’s team, a “nothing burger.” I will wait for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to serve the steak sizzling on a platter.
Catherine Reinhard, Burke
Let me get this straight: Following the logic of the Nunes memo, if Iraq offered the FBI evidence of an impending terrorist attack by the Islamic State, the FBI should not follow up on it because Iraq is known to be prejudiced against the Islamic State. Did I get that right?
Michael Ball, Silver Spring