GOP expected to agree to send Democratic memo to Trump's desk

GOP expected to agree to send Democratic memo to Trump's desk

Kerry Wise
February 7, 2018

Trump will have five days to decide whether to block the release of the classified document. Perhaps their bad faith is bottomless enough to permit them to go here, but the glaring thinness of the Nunes memo may make it politically more risky.

Schiff says he thinks this will go a long way towards help correcting what he called distortions and inaccuracies in the Republican memo.

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee will push for a vote to release Rep. Adam Schiff's rebuttal to the Nunes memo.

Following Friday's release of the Nunes memo, Schiff predicted that public pressure for transparency would prevail, and that the Democratic rebuttal would be released.

The release could come despite the FBI's "grave concerns" and the Justice Department's objections. This is one reason Democrats on the committee say the memo is wrong and would be discredited if the entire FISA application for Page were declassified.

For more than a year now, half of America has been driven into hysterics on a weekly basis by highly selective, often partisan leaks fed to it in 900-word increments by Democrats using the political media.

Steele declined to comment.

Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer has written to Mr Trump saying it was a matter of "fundamental fairness" that the president approve the declassification of the memo.

"Instead of tweeting false smears, the American people would appreciate it if you turned off the TV and helped solve the funding crisis, protected Dreamers or.really anything else", Schiff said.

Nonetheless, the release of the Nunes memo contributed to speculation that Trump might move to fire Mueller or the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel's work.

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The warrant involved former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and was renewed three times since October 2016.

Fifty-two percent of all adults said they believed Trump or someone from his campaign worked with Russian Federation to influence the election and that it was likely "authorities will find evidence of an illegal relationship between the Trump administration and Russian Federation".

Shah also said that more documents, like the incendiary House GOP memo released Friday through an expedited disclosure process, will be handled in the same way.

"The Intelligence Committee is performing its constitutional oversight role over executive branch agencies - in this case the Department of Justice and the FBI", Faso said. They say that this is about Mueller, but it's an attempt to undermine Mueller's investigation.

"We are chiseling away at processes and institutions on which we now depend - and on which we will depend in the future", said Hayden, who has worked for both Democratic and Republican administrations.

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker said this week that the release of this memo was "tantamount to treasonous".

Trump, who denies collusion between his campaign and Moscow, and has dismissed the Russian Federation probes as a witch hunt, used social media to express his views on the memos.

The GOP document contends the Federal Bureau of Investigation relied excessively on an ex-British spy whose opposition research was funded by Democrats when investigators applied for a surveillance warrant on a onetime Trump campaign associate.

The poll findings appear to reflect the influence that Trump wields among Republicans, who have long reserved some of their highest levels of trust for the country's law enforcement agencies.

For that matter, even if President Donald Trump is guilty of colluding with the Russians, or whatever crime special counsel Robert Mueller has settled on pursuing, it doesn't mean the Obama administration was above abusing its power to spy on opponents.