The Democrats and the media spent a week lying to the American people about the “memo”.
The memo was full of “classified information” and releasing” it would expose “our spying methods”. By “our”, they didn’t mean American spying methods. They meant Obama’s spying methods.
A former White House Ethics Lawyer claimed that the Nunes memo would undermine “national security”. On MSNBC, Senator Chris Van Hollen threatened that if the memo is released, the FBI and DOJ “will refuse to share information with the House and Senate Intelligence Committees.”
Senator Cory Booker howled that releasing the memo was “treasonous” and might be “revealing sources and methods” and even “endangering fellow Americans in the intelligence community.”
The memo isn’t treasonous. It reveals a treasonous effort by the Democrats to use our intelligence agencies to rig an election and overturn the will of the voters.
The only two “sources” that the Nunes memo reveals are Christopher Steele, who was funded by the Clinton campaign, and a Yahoo News article, that were used to obtain a FISA warrant against a Trump associate. That Yahoo story came from Michael Isikoff, the reporter who knew about Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky but suppressed it. It was based on more leaks from Steele which the FBI and DOJ chose to ignore. Steele’s identity was already well known. The only new source revealed is Yahoo News.
No vital intelligence sources were compromised at Yahoo News. And no Yahoo Newsagents were killed.
The media spent a week lying to Americans about the dangers of the memo because it didn’t want them to find out what was inside. Today, the media and Dems switched from claiming that the memo was full of “classified information” that might get CIA agents killed to insisting that it was a dud and didn’t matter. Oh what tangled webs we weave when first we practice to deceive.
On Thursday, the narrative was that the memo would devastate our national security and no one should ever be allowed to read it. By Friday, the new narrative was that the memo tells us nothing important and we shouldn’t even bother reading it. The lies change, but suppressing the memo remains the goal.
Rep. Nadler, infamous for securing pardons for Weather Underground bombers, got caught between narratives when he insisted that the memo was “overhyped”, but suggested that it “endangers national security”. “I don’t think anybody will be terribly shocked by what’s in the memo,” he told CNN.
And requested an emergency meeting of the House Judiciary Committee – a body he will head if Democrats win the mid-term elections.
Calling emergency meetings is not the response to an “overhyped” and non-shocking memo.
There is no legitimately classified information in the Nunes memo. But it does endanger a number of “Americans” in the “intelligence community” who colluded with the Clinton campaign against America.
Because there WERE no vital intelligence sources. Anyone can just make shit up.
On Fox News, program after program discussed the contents of the memo and what it might mean. What I saw on CNN and MSNBC was a discussion of the memo itself, why motives for generating and releasing it they imagined and what a travesty it was to have done it. Oh, and they discussed “diversions”… something they should know a thing or two about.
A disclosure that threatened to reveal where the information for the FISA warrants was coming from and the reliability of that information.
No wonder the Democrats didn’t mind saying they would abide by the results of the election… they thought THEY were dictating the results of the election.
Do you think the FISA warrant was renewed on 3 separate occasions based on reviews that consisted of nothing more than another reading of the Steele document?
A lot more than that would have been required to renew the FISA warrant 3 times. Clearly the memo Nunes presented has omitted a number of the most significant details.
The warrants expire. So, for an ongoing investigation, the warrant would be renewed based on the existing evidence already submitted. Why would they have to present NEW evidence? Once their original lie worked, they only had to resubmit it over and over.
McCabe testified the dossier was what was used to obtain the warrants.