Matt Gaetz calls for investigation after OMG report reveals deep state agencies may have kept intelligence from Trump during presidency

May 2, 2024 | Political News

On Wednesday, Rep. Matt Gaetz announced that he was calling on the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government to launch an investigation into allegations that federal agencies withheld information from former President Donald Trump during his time in office. 

The allegations stem from an undercover operation conducted by O'Keefe Media Group in which a Deloitte contractor working as a project manager in Cyber Operations with the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency divulged secrets about a coordinated effort to withhold certain information from the former president. 

“This footage contains evidence that American intelligence agencies withheld intelligence from President Donald Trump before and during his presidency and used Foreign Intelligence Act (FISA) authorities to spy on President Trump and may be doing so today,” Gaetz wrote in a letter to Chairman Jim Jordan. 

“I am formally requesting that the Weaponization Subcommittee open a formal investigation into the concerning actions allegedly perpetrated by the intelligence community against President Trump as exhibited in the video footage that has been uncovered by James O'Keefe and O'Keefe Media,” he added. 

Footage showed the man in question, Amjad Fseisi, casually admitting to an undercover journalist over various meals together that the intelligence agencies kept information from Trump out of fear he would leak it to foreign enemies. 

When confronted by O'Keefe, he confirmed that he worked as a project manager for Deloitte, but denied ever having made the statements. 

In a letter to OMG, the CIA noted that Fseisi was a “former contractor who does not represent the CIA,” labeling his claims “absolutely false and ridiculous.”