Jeff Sessions on Nunes Memo: ‘No Department Is Perfect’
By Jason Devaney
Attorney General Jeff Sessions reacted to a Republican memo detailing government surveillance on the Trump campaign by saying “no department is perfect.”
Hours after the document written by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., was declassified and released, Sessions weighed in via a statement.
“Congress had made inquiries concerning an issue of great importance for the country and concerns have been raised about the Department’s performance. I have great confidence in the men and women of this Department. But no Department is perfect,” Sessions said, according to Axios.
“Accordingly, I will forward to appropriate DOJ components all information I receive from Congress regarding this. I am determined that we will fully and fairly ascertain the truth.
“We work for the American people and are accountable to them and those they have elected. We will meet that responsibility.”
The document discusses how the DOJ obtained a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page. Nunes alleged that the department used both a scandalous, unverified dossier about Trump and a news story as probable cause for the warrant.