Saturday, February 03, 2018

And now memo regrets

I knew it was best to keep my powder dry on the Nunes memo.  Hot Air: "WSJ, NYT, WaPo: Actually, The DoJ Did Tell The FISA Court About Steele’s Political Connections."

So the old story is that the FBI didn't tell the FISA court that the Steele dossier was a product of DNC opposition research.  The new story is they did tell the FISA court and they approved it anyway.  I don't know which is worse.


Anonymous said...

Wise choice on the prudence.

Any sucker who feels giddy anticipation over anything Rep. Devin Nunes promises to expose deserves the crushing disappointment. And shall receive it.

"Shoot the messenger" isn't always the best course. It's often a diversionary tactic. But in Nunes' toadying case, shouldn't we at least kick the messenger in the nutsack a few times?

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure where you got the idea that that the FBI told the FISA court that the Steele dossier was a product of DNC opposition research. It didn't come from the WSJ, NYT or WaPo.

Byron York: "No one is claiming the FBI informed the court that the Clinton campaign and the DNC were behind the Steele dossier."

Eric said...

Nunes was stupid to release the memo without allowing the Democrats to release theirs at the same time. The whole "release the memo" was about transparency and then they held back the counter-memo. Don't care if it needed additional review; it should have been done and released simultaneously.
That said: why is nobody except for maybe Hugh Hewitt on Meet the Press talking about the fact that DNC-funded research was used to obtain this FISA warrant? I guess I want to know if a sitting Administration is allowed to use Party-funded opposition research to spy on an opposing party's campaign.
Asking for a friend in 2020.