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Monday, February 12, 2018

This is on my blog mainly for documentation so that I can refer to it as the Nunes lies crumble and disintegrate into dust:

Nunes: Fine, the FBI Didn’t Lie, But Its Font Was Too Small


Nunes Had Nothing. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
The central, and most damaging, accusation in the memo published Friday by House Republicans is that the FBI failed to disclose the bias of one of its sources when it applied to wiretap Carter Page. “Neither the initial application in October 2016, nor any of the renewals, disclose or reference the role of the DNC, Clinton campaign, or any party/campaign in funding [British agent Christopher] Steele’s efforts, even though the political origins of the Steele dossier were then known to senior and FBI officials,” charged the memo. That was hardly explosive, or the kind of damning failure that would send people to prison or be worse than Watergate, as Trump defenders charged. But it was something. If true.
It’s not true. As the Ellen Nakashima reported, the application to wiretap Page did disclose that one of the sources of intelligence to generate suspicion that Page might be acting illegally came from a political source. It was mentioned in a footnote on the FISA application. Nunes was asked about this on Fox & Friends. He did not deny the point. Instead he insisted that it wasn’t good enough because the disclosure was merely a footnote. “A footnote saying something may be political is a far cry from letting the American people know that the Democrats and the Hillary campaign paid for dirt that the FBI then used to get a warrant on an American citizen to spy on another campaign,” the distinguished Republican explained.
Notice how “The FBI LIED about the Steele dossier” has been scaled back to, “The FBI did not highlight the truth about the Steele Dossier in the part of the application we bothered to read.” So now the main attack on the FBI is about font size. No doubt all the subsequent memos Nunes is promising to release will have additional bombshells.


YOU KNOW WHO said...

I am continually amazed at how many Republicans are willing to completely betray their country in support of their invalid, incompetent, couldn't tell the truth if his life literally depended on it, fraud of a president. History will not be kind to these people.

I'm holding out hope that we will eventually be a better country, and be better people ourselves, for having to endure the attempted destruction of our country by Republicans that value their party over the American people. And I really wish I could say that was a hyperbolic statement, but it's not. Not even a little bit.

Ducky's here said...

tRump still won't allow release of the Dem. memo.

You'd think even a Trumpista could see through this.

His budget to MAGA includes large cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps as expected but he manages to raise the defecit by a few hundred billion.
Look for privatization of the infrastructure.

Anonymous said...

Yep, elections really do matter

R.D. said...

I’ve discovered that no matter how much evidence put before the vast majority of Trumpanzees, that evidence doesn’t convince them. Why? Because, to believe that evidence upends their worldview. That upending is just too much for them and invalidates their psyches.

A majority of Americans and the WORLD see Trump for the fraud and weakling he is, but not the Trumpanzees. They are a minority of mentally unfit citizens who've put this country in danger just so they could stick their middle fingers in every sane American's face.

Curse them all from here to hell.

Jerry Critter said...

‪Dems DO NOT need @realDonaldTrump’s approvals to release their response to the Nunes Memo!‬