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Has Devin Nunes even seen the material his anti-DOJ memo is based upon?

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) has reportedly drafted a memorandum detailing alleged surveillance abuses by Justice Department officials — including FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and former FBI Director James Comey. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Conservative activists have mounted a social media campaign, complete with a #ReleasetheMemo hashtag, designed to encourage the House Intelligence Committee to release a memo drafted by Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) about alleged surveillance abuses at the Department of Justice.

In a letter to Nunes, Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd sharply criticized Nunes for threatening to release the memorandum and asked for an opportunity to at least review the memorandum and respond to its contents in private before committee members vote on its release. Perhaps more importantly, the letter raises serious questions about whether Nunes has even seen the material that his memorandum is based upon.

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