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    Kelly: White House to Release Nunes Memo ‘Pretty Quick’

    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.”

    After the State of the Union, a camera caught Trump telling Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) that he backs the release.

    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.

    CNN reported:

    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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    Bucky Barkingham | January 31, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    How long before the radical Leftists cite releasing the memo as an example of Trump “obstructing justice” because some of Müeller’s witch hunters will be intimidated by being outed?

    iconotastic | January 31, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Lots of build-up for this memo. I really hope it fulfills expectations. A dud would be very bad.

    tiger66 | January 31, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    According to The Hill today, the FBI said, “As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.

    I wish Trump would simply tell Wray to shut the hell up and tell his damn agency to stop trying to influence this matter in the press. You screwed up, you got caught, take your lumps.

    EVERYONE in the FBI should be ashamed at what is happening. I know that there are a lot of conscientious, fair, hard working people in the Bureau. BUT … there was a lot of bad stuff going on, and someone must have known.

    Anyone who didn’t speak up is as guilty as the people who perpetrated this mess (clearly for Hillary and against Trump). Why, for example, did NO ONE in the Bureau take exception to Comey’s unilateral decision to give Hillary a pass? Why were long-established rules of inquiry and investigation not followed? Why was “the fix” allowed to be in?

    Why indeed? Because there is an unchecked culture of bias, arrogance, unlawfulness (the ends justify the means and all that), and excessive secrecy within the agency.

    Maybe some of what’s in the memo is wrong. But I’d bet that there is a whole lot more corruption in the Bureau than that little 4-page memo can cover. And it’s all secret, it’s all kept within the family, it’s all covered up.

    Personally I’d rather give the bad guys some supposedly “secret” info on the FBI’s ops, then allow the FBI to continue its malfeasance. Sometimes the enemy within is more dangerous than the enemy outside.

    I’m not a conspiracy guy, but I believe that the unchecked, unregulated authority of the DOJ/FBI represents a serious threat to the continuation of our democratic republic.

      YellowSnake in reply to tiger66. | January 31, 2018 at 1:34 pm

      What if there are “material omissions of fact”? Should Trump still tell them to ‘shut up’?

        Barry in reply to YellowSnake. | January 31, 2018 at 1:56 pm

        “What if” you’re just a corrupt commie?

        Really, no question.

        Jail time, count on it.

        tiger66 in reply to YellowSnake. | January 31, 2018 at 2:00 pm

        Looks like duck, quacks like a duck, waddles, like a duck. It’s a duck. Figure it out.

        Milhouse in reply to YellowSnake. | January 31, 2018 at 4:59 pm

        They work for Trump, not for the press, or even the public. If they feel the memo is deficient they should take it up with Trump, in private. There is no excuse for their talking to the press.

          rabidfox in reply to Milhouse. | January 31, 2018 at 5:32 pm

          Remember, this is the same organization that is going to take it in the shorts if this memo is anything like what is being projected. Of course they’re going to try to do anything they can to discredit it. I suspect that they colluded with Schiff about the wording of the DNC rebuttal to the memo and this is just the first leak in that direction.

    what do the watchers keep telling us, if you haven’t done anything wrong what do have to hide for.

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