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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.

    https://youtu.be/F1-rkpZGX74

    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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    oldgoat36 | January 31, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    From the various things already stated about the memo, this sounds like typical political talk meant to muddy the waters and blunt the impact of bad news coming out.

    When the memo is about the issues and problems with a politicized FBI, I’m sure the FBI wants to discredit the memo. The deep state still resides there too, and they have their agendas, which doesn’t particularly like the spotlight. The Democrats also don’t like it so they threaten to write their own memo, while Schiff denounces the memo and tells the American people to ignore it, claiming it is propaganda, but believe the propaganda he will put out.

    Just keep expectations low till shown otherwise… we’ve heard this type of hype before, and more often than not, it doesn’t live up to the levels we wish it would be.


     
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    Marco100 | January 31, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Unbelievable. The only person Christopher Wray should have been whining about this to, is his boss, Trump. Either persuade Trump not to release it on the merits, or don’t, but keep your goddamn insubordinate mouth shut otherwise. You work for Trump, it’s not the other way around, numnutz.


     
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    Ragspierre | January 31, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    I ho[e Gen. Kelly takes all the time he needs to assure that the memo has been carefully vetted to assure nothing in it is compromising to anyone or any interest involved in national security.

    After that, release the memo.


     
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    Insufficiently Sensitive | January 31, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    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.

    What about the ‘material omissions’ of all the names of Obama’s White House staff who had free run of FISA intercepts for the purpose of leaking stuff from Trump’s campaign and presidential staff to the poisoned press? The Nunes memo is just the smallest glimpse of the abuse of the FISA court.

    The FBI and DOJ have to claim that the memo omits information which would be exculpatory or, at least, mitigating. Otherwise it is so damning that the public is going to be surrounding the offices of the FBI and DOJ with torches and pitchforks. Now the Democrats are demanding that Nunez retrieve the memo so it can be re-voted upon on Monday. Notice the timing. This gives the Dems free rein to say anything that they want about the memo on the Sunday talks. And, finally, Mueller has agreed with Flynn’s attorneys that sentencing on Flynn’s guilty plea should be postponed. I wonder why?

    Look for the memo to be released either Thursday or at least by Friday afternoon. The WH wants this all over the Sunday talks.


       
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      Barry in reply to Mac45. | February 1, 2018 at 1:46 am

      “The FBI and DOJ have to claim that the memo omits information which would be exculpatory or, at least, mitigating.”

      As we will come to find out, the omitted information will do the opposite and is omitted due to the criminal investigation currently taking place.

      The FIB and DOinJustice can’t do a damn thing about. That horse left the barn.


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