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Dam’s About to Break: #ReleasetheMemo Blows Up the Net

Earlier this week we reported that the House Intelligence Committee produced a four-page memo that revealed the extent of the collusion by the FBI to help Hillary defeat Trump.

The reactions from members of the committee included words and phrases like ‘explosive’, ‘bigger than Watergate’, ‘WOW’, ‘absolutely shocking’.

That memo was then released to all members of the House, and Republicans are now arguing that it should be released to the public.

Hence #releasethememo has exploded as the top trending topic on Twitter.

Naturally, Democrats are opposing its release, which really should tell us everything we need to know about how huge it is.

Get ready; it’s coming.

Here’s more from Hotair…

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Release it, release it, release it. Ed wrote about it this morning but I want to kick in my vote for hashtag releasing-the-memo too. Because, given the spectacularly dire assessments from House Republicans who’ve read it — “You think about, ‘is this happening in America or is this the KGB?’” — one of only two things can be true.

1. Devin Nunes has uncovered an earth-shaking abuse of power at the DOJ in which a dubious dossier was cooked up into a FISA warrant to investigate the Republican nominee for president for nakedly partisan reasons. And the FISA Court, which is supposed to scrutinize warrants for probable cause, simply rubber-stamped the application and went along. If that’s true, that the entire Russiagate probe is a political hit on Trump with two branches of government in on it, we need to know now. Yesterday. And by “yesterday” I mean “15 months ago.”

2. Devin Nunes is a water-carrying hack for Trump who’s distorted what the DOJ did and didn’t do with the dossier and its FISA application, and so are the various Republicans who are heavy-breathing about what the memo says. If that’s true, that the president’s cronies have concocted a bogus narrative about FBI malfeasance to try to discredit Mueller’s probe before it gets any closer to Trump, we need to know now. They’re destroying the credibility of federal law enforcement to serve their political chieftain.

So release it. Ask Trump to declassify it, put it out there, and let America know the terrible truth either way. But, because we can’t judge whether Nunes is a hack unless we can see for ourselves what his memo is based on, we’ll need the source documents too. Redact as necessary for natsec reasons, but they also need to be declassified and published. Otherwise, why should we believe a word Nunes says?

 

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