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June 14, 2018

The Honorable Donald J. Trump


President
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear Mr. President:
For more than a year, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence ("the
Committee") has been investigating the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of
Investigation's (FBI) potential misuse of authorities under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance
Act (F ISA). In the course of the Committee's investigation, we have uncovered irregularities
with the process by which DOJ and FBI obtained information and sought and renewed three
times a warrant pursuant to FISA on U.S. citizen Carter Page. Because DOJ and FBI continue to
obstruct the Committee's investigation, it is time to put the facts in the public domain, consistent
with the need to protect intelligence sources and methods.
The Committee's investigative findings include DOJ's and FBI's use of an unverified
dossier of memoranda that was not subjected to proper U.S. government verification and was not
handled according to FBI procedures. The FBI's own Domestic Investigations and Operations
Guide prohibits the FBI from using unverified material to obtain a warrant under F ISA. The
unverified allegations in the dossier were nevertheless presented to the Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Court (FISC) to obtain a FISA warrant and three renewals on Mr. Page. DOJ also
presented a news article that was sourced from the author of the dossier. You declassified these
facts at the Committee's request in February of this year.
After months of stonewalling, including defying a lawfully issued subpoena, DOJ and
FBI finally agreed to permit select Committee members and staff to review the applications for
the FISA warrant and renewal applications at DOJ. DOJ and FBI continues to obstruct the
Committee's further efforts to learn about the provenance and quality of the information used to
obtain the FISA warrant and renewals on Mr. Page.
To enable the public to understand the DOJ's and FBI's basis for obtaining the FISA
warrant and three subsequent renewals, we respectfully request that you declassify and release
publicly, and in unredacted form, pages 10-12 and 17-34, along with all associated footnotes, of
the third renewal of the FISA application on Mr. Page. That renewal was filed in June 2017 and
signed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
In addition, we enclose for your information a letter signed by all 13 Committee
Republicans to the Presiding Judge of the FISC, asking her to conduct an investigation into
DOJ's conduct in obtaining the FISA warrant and three subsequent renewals.

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The Committee stands ready to assist in any way you may need. We hope you will make
this information available to the American people.

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