A memo created by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) as part of a propaganda effort to discredit law enforcement investigations into Donald Trump’s campaign has caused quite a stir in the media lately, especially in conservative circles. The #releasethememo hashtag has gone viral, while Democrats claim that the memo is part of an effort to convince Congress of conspiracy theories.
Now, news is breaking that the House Intelligence Committee is voting to release the memo:
In other words, Republicans are voting to release the Republican-controlled memo that contains statements created by Republicans to defend a Republican president from investigation, and blocking the Democrats from releasing any of the information that would disprove the conspiracy theory being spun. It will be interesting to see how much melodrama Trump employes upon answering.
The Nunes memo says that the FBI abused the FISA surveillance law over its use of the opposition research dossier on Donald Trump and Russia as part of the case to obtain a FISA warrant for former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page. It cites the role of deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein and outgoing deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe for their roles in overseeing aspects of the investigation, according to a source briefed on the matter.
Separately, Republicans on the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees are expected to get briefed Tuesday by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who is investigating FBI actions during the 2016 election, according to two members of the panels, which are conducting a separate investigation into the FBI.
One of the members, Jim Jordan of Ohio, confirmed to CNN the meeting was taking place Tuesday, saying it will not be the first time the members are meeting with Horowitz. Democrats on the committees are contending they were not invited to the briefing.
The premise hinges on the FBI beginning an investigation into the Trump campaign based on a partisan source with bad information. Yet we know already that there was a lot more that went into the early decision to investigate Donald Trump and his campaign.
For instance, that one time Trump’s aide was drunkenly bragging about Russian dirt on the Hillary Clinton campaign to an Australian diplomat, who reported it to American intelligence services.
Not to mention the fact that the Netherlands managed to hack the hackers and directly observe Russian agents at work, notifying the NSA.
Republicans plan to release doctored intelligence by declassifying certain information while preventing Democrats from telling the whole story. Meanwhile, they know they’re not telling the full truth—they’re running criminal interference for Trump, and America needs to hold them accountable.
Here’s more about the memo: