Kelly: White House to Release Nunes Memo ‘Pretty Quick’
The FBI has “grave concerns” about omissions in the memo.
President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly said on Fox News Radio that the president will release House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’ memo soon. From Fox News:
In a radio exclusive, White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly, joined Brian Kilmeade at the White House to talk about President Trump’s first State of the Union address. Kelly discussed President Trump taking the handcuffs off of the military in Afghanistan, working on a bipartisan solution on DACA, why his heart breaks over identity politics in America and President Trump releasing the Nunes memo “pretty quick and the whole world can see it.”
Gen John Kelly tells @kilmeade he has seen the Memo, says it will be released “pretty quick”. pic.twitter.com/UktHNtGpfd
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) January 31, 2018
After the State of the Union, a camera caught Trump telling Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) that he backs the release.
CLIP: As President Trump exits the House Chamber, @RepJeffDuncan asks him to #ReleaseTheMemo. #SOTU #SOTU2018 pic.twitter.com/O1hHYFdPxM
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 31, 2018
The committee voted on Monday to release the memo. After that, Trump has five days to determine to release it or keep it from the public.
The Nunes memo alleges 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 deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe for their roles in overseeing aspects of the investigation, according to a source briefed on the matter.
Now with it on the cusp of release, FBI officials have expressed “grave concerns” about the memo. From Fox News:
The FBI said Wednesday that the bureau has “grave concerns” about the classified memo that purportedly reveals government surveillance abuses, but White House Chief of Staff John Kelly says it is going public, anyway.
“With regard to the House Intelligence Committee’s memorandum, the FBI was provided a limited opportunity to review this memo the day before the committee voted to release it,” the FBI said in a statement. “As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”
The bureau’s claim that the memo involves “omissions of fact” came a day after a source told Fox News that two senior FBI officials reviewed the memo and “could not point to any factual inaccuracies” in the memo itself.
The two officials – one from the bureau’s counterintelligence division and the other from the legal division – followed up after an initial review of the memo during a rare Sunday trip to Capitol Hill by FBI Director Christopher Wray.
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Why not NOW? It has already been vetted by the FBI.
FBI just released a statement claiming memo contains material omissions of fact.
Release the memo, and then let the FBI supply whatever additional facts they think are necessary.
Did the FBI release that info or does that info come from an anonymous source within the FBI? Remember, Wray and two of his people reviewed the document and concluded that it was accurate.
What is the F.I.B. agency lying about now?
The FBI can’t “supply whatever additional facts they think are necessary”, because they’re classified. Hence their pique. Tuff luck.
You are apparently correct. But if I were Trump, I would contact the FBI personnel responsible for issuing this warning, and tell them, “You made this statement. You better be right or your rear ends are out of here.” No more self-serving slime from the swamp.
“Why not NOW? It has already been vetted by the FBI….”
Come on – these people are scrambling for their lives, lest they get revealed as the seditionists and traitors they became.
The karma in all this is that they all – to a one, including obama – put their futures in hillary klinton’s incompetent hands.
And Klinton single-handedly brought down the whole leftist, fascist house: a one-woman disaster area. They might have had it made with bernie.
“In hillary klnton we trust.” How’s that for funny?
I know there’s the idea that Trump has to wait five days until it can be released, but I don’t think that’s true, or that it will happen. Considering the afterglow of the SOTU, he might sit on it another day.
He has 5 days to take action. If he doesn’t release it, the full house can vote on releasing it anyway.
This morning, many analysts suggested holding off until later in the week so that the MSM would have to talk about the state of the union speech. Give the man a few days of good press, at least by the conservative news outlets.
I think Thursday is best – don’t let it wait til the Friday Night News Dump.
Good press from the MSM? Surely you jest!
“that the president will release House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’ memo soon”
Okay, now’s fine.
Careless gross negligence. Bleached server. Smashed phones. Deleted emails. Tamac tipoff. No prosecutions. ‘Insurance’ policy. Russian fed dossier. ‘Wire taps.’ Unmasking. Leaks….
“The Nunes memo alleges that the FBI abused the FISA surveillance law….”
That almost sounds quaint and underwhelms.
I’m kind of enjoying the frustration and despair that Rosenstein and McCabe both know is coming to them and probably to at least a dozen others… maybe even Comey.
But, keep your eyes on the prize, this is going to find its way back to Hillary and her enablers. Watergate really was a trivial matter for which the primary beneficiary was the WaPo. By comparison, ClintonGate will make Watergate look like an overdue book penalty or unpaid parking ticket.
More than likely someone will find a way to release the ‘material omissions of fact’ and you won’t be enjoying it so much.
Selectively releasing classified material, as well as sources and methods, for political advantage is treasonous. But this is being done by republicans who always wear flag lapel pins and loudly proclaim their patriotism. So I guess it is alright.
You stupid commie, once the president decides to release, or if the house votes to do it, it’s not classified anymore.
We know you’d like to keep the democrat corruption secret, but no cigar. Your commie cabal is going to jail.
Sigh. I keep having to remind the more rabid Republicans that treason requires adherence to an enemy. Now I issue you the same reminder. Anything done for domestic political advantage is by definition not treason, even if it gives an enemy aid and comfort, which this does not.
You don’t realize that it’s the Progressive Fascists (Dems) who are the worst enemy the USA has ever had.
Dude, don’t go harsh’n my mellow!
“Selectively releasing classified material, as well as sources and methods, for political advantage is treasonous.”
But the beautiful part is, once all the Democrats are in jail there won’t be anybody left to prosecute us. It’ll be one party rule, just like California (only with Republicans instead of Democrats)!
YellowShit: Trump is the PRESIDENT and has the authority to declassify this stuff if he wants. By definition, his decision to declassify this material is NOT “treasonous.” You know, if all the liberals are as damn stupid as you are, 2018 midterms are lookin’ good for the good guys!
“You stupid commie…”
That was really the only response necessary. It said it all.
Not so fast. A presidential decision to declassify something can be treasonous, just as any other exercise of a president’s authority can be. Most treasonous acts, by anyone, are not otherwise criminal. So the fact that the president has the authority to declassify anything he likes doesn’t automatically mean it isn’t treason. In this case, of course, it wouldn’t be.
“A presidential decision to declassify something can be treasonous…”
Example? Easy. Suppose a president were to secretly support the enemy in wartime, and were to declassify every secret the US had, with the intent of helping the enemy win. Or, more subtly, he declassifies just one secret, so he can continue to pretend to be loyal. That would be treason, of course. That is not, of course, anything like what Trump has even been accused of, let alone what he’s done, but it could happen.
OK, during wartime.
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