Republican Representative Paul Gosar of Arizona stated that the FBI abuses of the FISA court process, which resulted in the wiretap of candidate Donald Trump and continued illegal surveillance activities after he won the election amounts to treason.
The representative stated Friday that the memorandum released by the House Intelligence Committee shows a “clear and convincing evidence of treason” by those in the FBI and the Department of Justice.
Republicans seized on the White House’s decision to approve the public disclosure of the disputed document, compiled by staffers for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, to speak out against the FBI and Justice Department’s handling of the investigation into Russian election interference and ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.
Gosar, in a statement, blasted the FBI’s alleged use of a surveillance warrant to ascertain information about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The Arizona lawmaker cited the document in accusing former FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and current Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein of breaking the law.
“The full-throated adoption of this illegal misconduct and abuse of FISA by James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates and Rod Rosenstein is not just criminal but constitutes treason,” Gosar wrote in a statement.
Gosar said he would urge Attorney General Jeff Sessions to seek “criminal prosecution against these traitors to our nation.” Treason under the Constitution is punishable by death.