By Jim Wright
You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I’m innocent. You’ve got to believe I’m innocent. If you don’t, take my job.
— Richard Nixon
What do you think about this memo, Jim? You think there’s anything to it?
A rather large amount of my email this week conerns The Memo.
The secret memo drafted by House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes, which allegedly describes some kind of chicanery at the FBI, particularly within the Russia Investigation. The Memo was supposedly written by Nunes and his staff, and is supposedly based on “highly classified” information that only a select group of House lawmakers have access to.
Now, naturally the various and assorted frothy conservatives have seized on this supposed memo as “evidence” of some “deep state” which is somehow in some way doing something something gazpacho to undermine Trump – and therefore America.
Now, this memo, because of its supposed high level of classification, can’t be released to the public.
Thus the problem: We are so far just required to take Devin Nunes word for it.
Apparently the memo is so classified, it can’t even be shown to members of the Senate. Which is currently pissing off Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr to no end. And in addition to the Senate, Nunes has apparently rejected requests from the Federal Bureau of Investigation itself and the Justice Department to view the document.
Which is damned curious.
Because it would appear a large number of Republican congressman have seen this supposedly classified memo and, like my own idiot representative Matt Gaetz from the festering carbuncle that is Florida’s District 1, they are on every talk show in the country describing how it’s finally going to take down all of their political enemies and vindicate every suspicion they ever …read more
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