Elder Patriot – The FBI and DOJ finally cleared the House Permanent Select Committee minority’s memo for release, last night. It was intended to neuter the shocking revelations that were contained in the so-called Nunes memo that had been released by the body’s Republican majority two weeks ago after similar vetting by those two agencies had taken place.
It did nothing but confirm the most damning facts put forth in the Nunes memo while also doing little to undermine the assertions from the Majority memo that if any collusion took place with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign it was with the DNC and Hillary Clinton.
According to Nunes who answered questions about the Dems’ memo during a visit to CPAC, it doesn’t refute the Republican memo’s assertion “that the FBI used dirt paid for by the Hillary campaign and the Democrat national party and didn’t disclose it to the court. In fact, they went out of their way not to disclose it to the court.”
Here’s the Dems’ memo:
Not a whole lot there other than what seems to be CYA rhetoric. The memo does nothing to dispel the fact that the DNC and the Clinton campaign paid for the dossier that former FBI Director James Comey characterized as “salacious and unverified” after it had been used as evidence to secure a FISA warrant.
Nor did it deny the Nunes memo assertion that FBI “Deputy Director McCabe testified before the Committee in December 2017 that no surveillance warrant would have been sought from the FISC without the Steele dossier information.”
That led Nunes to say:
“This is why we wanted it [the Dems’ memo] out, and it’s amazing that the Democrats would actually take part in trying to cover this up. It’s about a cover-up.”
“Not only that, but they’re making excuses as if it was okay to use that information to get a warrant on an American citizen. It’s flabbergasting.”
The only remaining question is are any honest Democrats left in either House of Congress?