If you haven’t read it yet, which is unlikely, here is a link. If all you heard was media spin, read it. It’s only a couple of pages, none of it technical. If you have not read it, do not comment on it.
Update. Nunes speaks here. Mandatory listening.
Early spin, incidentally, because I write this right after the memo was released, says the memo is “misleading”. How? Hey. Don’t bother me with details. All some people need to hear is that it is “misleading” to dismiss its contents.
The poor John McCain says the memo does Putin’s work for Trump. Dude. The memo shows the whole Russia thing was a fabrication. But McCain pretends not to remember this, or maybe with his brain surgery he really doesn’t. Or maybe he hopes his listeners forget.
Another. Some guy at CBS said that (the fired) Steele was desperate Trump not become president because Steele might have believed in his dossier. Good one! That almost sounds true—upon a first quick hearing.
Jennifer Rubin, the Washington Post’s self-described conservative blogger, tweeted, “HUH? Nunes doesnt say the dossier was false, or that Steele knew who was paying for it or really anything else. Is Nunes nuts? R’s look like clowns. Again.”
Jenny, the dossier is false. Happy now?
The rest have fixated on the term “nothing burger”, or are out to hang Nunes.
OLD: The memo should not be released because it will damage sources and methods and ruin the FBI and DoJ! People will die!
NEW: This memo is a nothingburger.
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) February 2, 2018
You know the details. What next?
Did Comey lie about the surveillance at Trump Tower? Read this sworn statement: pic.twitter.com/cFYQtBzRsL
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) February 2, 2018
What we need is to remove power from the central state. At a start, disband the unaccountable FISA courts. The FBI has too much power. Remove it. We don’t need extra government surveillance, we need less.
We need to continue to point out to the “normies” the cancerous role the mainstream media plays. Remember how they scoffed (to say the least) when Trump claimed he was being wired tapped? Remember how the assured us that releasing the memo would be a massive “security risk”?
Satire? “FBI Warns Republican Memo Could Undermine Faith In Massive, Unaccountable Government Secret Agencies” https://t.co/qIC3LDq2VQ
— Roger Kimball (@rogerkimball) February 2, 2018