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Fri Feb 2, 2018, 06:21 PM

Devin Nunes didnt read the intel behind his own memo

Nunes wrote a memo on a FISA application that he did not even read http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/devin-nunes-didnt-read-the-intel-behind-his-own-memo

Just to flesh this out a bit, the warrant in question relates to Carter Page, who served as a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, and someone who’s been accused of acting as an agent of a foreign power (in this case, Russia). Nunes’ memo is reportedly based on the idea that the FBI and the Justice Department were wrong to do court-approved surveillance of Carter just because he’d been targeted by a Russian spy ring, made multiple trips to Russia, met high-ranking Russian officials in Moscow, publicly criticized U.S. sanctions against the Putin government, and was advising Russia’s preferred American presidential candidate.

Intelligence officials made the case for that surveillance to a FISA court judge with specific information. Nunes, while making the case in his memo against that surveillance, could have read the underlying intelligence, but didn’t.

To be sure, this angle isn’t altogether new. Nunes’ decision not to read the materials himself became clear when the transcript of Monday’s debate in the House Intelligence Committee was released. Indeed, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the panel’s ranking member, told Rachel on the show this week, “What’s important to realize is the chairman of this committee who’s pushing this memo out hasn’t even read the underlying materials himself. So, he can’t vouch for the accuracy or the inaccuracy as this case maybe of his own work product.”
It doesn’t inspire confidence, does it?

Postscript: It’s worth noting for context that Trey Gowdy, who did read the classified materials that Nunes didn’t read, unexpectedly announced his retirement the day after the committee voted to release the memo.
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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 06:22 PM

1. Did you read the FISA application, the source the memo? No.


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Fri Feb 2, 2018, 06:25 PM

2. It appears the moron didn't even read the memo

he got his rantings from Faux News


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Fri Feb 2, 2018, 06:27 PM

3. He didn't have to; Trump's minions in the WH wrote it for him.

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Fri Feb 2, 2018, 06:30 PM

4. Of course Nunes didn't read the intel behind the memo....

he didn't write the friggin thing!

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Fri Feb 2, 2018, 08:44 PM

5. Nunes: I did not read material summarized in the memo

Nunes wrote a memo based on material he never read http://thehill.com/homenews/house/372119-nunes-admits-he-did-not-view-the-surveillance-warrant-applications-that-form?__twitter_impression=true&__twitter_impression=true&__twitter_impression=true

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) on Friday admitted that did not personally review the applications for surveillance warrants that provide the basis of the classified memo released earlier in the day.

Nunes said he relied on the review of committee member Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.).

“No, I didn’t,” Nunes told Fox News’ Brett Baier, when asked if he saw the applications.
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