Trump Declines to Release Dem Memo
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Representing undemocratic Dems, Rep. Adam Schiff prepared a 10-page memo to distract attention from explosive revelations in Rep. Devin Nunes’ 4-page memo, discussed in earlier articles.
It explains disturbing information about abusive Russiagate surveillance practices by Obama’s Justice Department and the FBI under James Comey, targeting Trump and his team during the presidential campaign.
A FISA court surveillance warrant was obtained based on information from former UK MI6 intelligence operative Christopher Steele’s dodgy dossier.
Financed by Hillary and the DNC, it contains spurious accusations without evidence, unverified rubbish alleging misconduct and collusion between Trump, his campaign and Russia during the presidential campaign – including phony accusations of Russian US election interference.
The Nunes memo exposed wrongdoing by Hillary, undemocratic Dems, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and former FBI Director James Comey.
They conducted a smear campaign to prevent Trump’s election, continuing it after he triumphed. Culpable parties should be held accountable for their abusive actions.
The Nunes memo’s damning information exposed the colossal Russiagate hoax, notably special counsel Robert Mueller’s witch-hunt investigation of Trump and his associates.
It lacked credibility from the onset, months of investigation revealing nothing. No evidence suggests an improper or illegal Trump connection to Russia, or any Kremlin meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
On Friday, Trump met with FBI Director Christopher Wray, discussing the Dem memo, White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah saying:
“This afternoon, the President met with the Director of FBI, the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, and the White House Counsel’s Office to discuss the memorandum from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and receive their input,” adding:
“The President is weighing his options and will respond soon.”
House Intelligence Committee members voted to release the memo days earlier, Dems claiming it’s to address Nunes’ “mischaracterizations.”
Trump got the Dem memo on Monday. He had until Friday to decide whether to release it.
He declined, White House counsel Don McGahn saying it contains “numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages,” requiring revisions to remove them, adding:
Trump is “inclined” to declassify the memo, but is “unable to do so at this time.” The DOJ and Director of National Intelligence identified information in the memo creating “significant concerns for the national security and law enforcement interests.”
“The executive branch stands ready to review any subsequent (Dem) memorandum for declassification at the earliest opportunity.”
Schiff issued a statement saying “(w)e will be reviewing the recommended redactions from DOJ and FBI, which these agencies shared with the White House, and look forward to conferring with the agencies to determine how we can properly inform the American people about the misleading attack on law enforcement by the GOP and address any concerns over sources and methods.”
Nunes released a statement saying he “warned that the (Dem) memo” revealed “intelligence sources and methods,” adding:
“(I)t’s no surprise that these agencies recommended against publishing the memo without redactions.”
“Intelligence Committee Republicans encourage the minority to accept the DOJ’s recommendations and make the appropriate technical changes and redactions so that no sources and methods are disclosed and their memo can be declassified as soon as possible.”
Dems and parties complicit with them were caught red-handed trying to prevent Trump from defeating Hillary.
As president, they want him removed from office for the wrong reasons. A previous article warned of the consequences if he’s wrongfully ousted by a coup d’etat masquerading as just cause.
VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: stephenlendman.org (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at email@example.com.
My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”