President Trump is expected to swiftly declassify a controversial memo on purported surveillance abuses. The release is likely to come Friday morning, Fox News is told.
The FBI and the DoJ are panicking, working furiously to obfuscate and confuse before the bombshell memo is released. The bottom line is that the underlying documents in the memo are FBI and DoJ docs. They are sweating because finally the American people are going to get a glimpse behind the curtain, and it’s a MOAB.
Hoisted on their petard, there is no Trump Russia scandal (Trump wasn’t even in politics prior to the ’16 election). But there are numerous Democrat scandals (not to mention the Clinton/Russia Uranium One pay-for-play crime) that we haven’t even touched upon ….. yet.
The best commentary I have seen on this is from the Wall Street Journal columnist and former George W. Bush speechwriter Bill McGurn. He said the FBI is using the Col. Jessup argument from A Few Good Men with the FISA memo, they believe the American people “can’t handle the truth.”
“The FBI is accountable to we the people, the Congress, not the other way around,” McGurn said on Wednesday’s Special Report panel.
WILLIAM McGURN, WALL STREET JOURNAL: I think the FBI’s argument is ridiculous. For one thing, they’ve shifted the argument. They used to say it was sources and methods. Now they’re saying basically that it would be material embarrassing to us. This is the Col. Jessup argument from A Few Good Men. The American people can’t handle the truth. I think people need to see.
We have two big questions over all of this: did Donald Trump collude with the Russians to steal the election in 2016 and did the FBI and DOJ put their fingers on the scale? Now, remember this is also Christopher Wray, in his testimony for confirmation, spoke about how he couldn’t give Congress information because it was classified. This gets us backward. The FBI is accountable to we the people, the Congress, not the other way around
White House ‘to release’ secret memo on FBI
BBS, February 1, 2017:
A Republican-drafted memo alleging FBI bias against US President Donald Trump will be released on Friday, a senior White House official says.
Mr Trump is expected to declassify the document and send it to Congress for release, according to US media.
The FBI has voiced “grave concerns” about the release of the memo, which is expected to have redactions.
It reportedly says the FBI misled an intelligence court to obtain a warrant to spy on the Trump election campaign.
Democrats say the memo is a ruse to discredit a federal inquiry into links between President Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia.
The four-page document was compiled by staffers for House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes, a member of Mr Trump’s Republican party.
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