The only thing bogus was the FISA warrant

Well, the Memo has been released.

You can read it yourself HERE at the Federalist. It’s also available through the House website, but trust me. They’re getting inundated with hits right now and you probably won’t be able to get onto the site. So read the Scrib document at the Federalist. It’s quicker.

And this memo that every Democrat has spent the last few days calling “bogus” reveals something very troubling.

In short, the FBI obtained a warrant from the FISA court through the use of the “salacious and unverified” Democrat-funded Steele dossier.

And worse still, the court was not informed that this document was campaign-funded opposition research.

Yeah. The FBI kinda left that part out.

But of course they did.

Do you really think the courts would have approved surveillance based on Clinton campaign oppo research?

I’m guessing no.

And even worse, to back up the claims from the dossier, the FBI cited articles based on the contents of dossier and leaked by Christopher Steele the author of the dossier.

So no, Democrats. It isn’t the Nunes memo that’s bogus. The only thing bogus here is the FISA warrant.

This brief memo exposes just how bogus everything that has happened in the last year and a half has been. From the surveillance of the Trump campaign to the “Russian collusion” narrative to the Mueller investigation – all of it was bogus.

The Democrat Party’s entire raison d’être over the last year has been based on a lie of omission – namely that the FBI withheld exculpatory evidence from the FISA court in order to obtain this warrant.

As I said yesterday in The Memo Meltdown:

See, like most of the Democrats, Nancy is claiming this Memo is the GOP’s attempt to undermine the Trump Russia investigation.
 
And she may be partially correct. But it isn’t that the Republicans are underhandedly undermining the investigation so much as the Memo completely discredits it.
 
And that, my friends, explains the Memo Meltdown.
 
Democrats are terrified that their grand plans to regain the majority and oust the President are about to fall apart like a cheap sweater in the spin cycle.
 
They’re only hope of getting President Trump out of their hair is to bludgeon him with this stupid Russia investigation, drag it out until after the Midterms in hopes that they win back the majority and finally get to impeach him.
 
And from the way they’re panicking, I’m guessing this Memo is going to monkey wrench their plans.

There’s no doubt this memo monkey-wrenches their plans.

This entire RussiaGate house of cards was built on a lie paid for by the Clinton campaign and the DNC. And now that the lie is known, this house of cards is close to tumbling down.

That’s why they’re desperate to smear Devin Nunes.

And that’s why they’re all repeating the “Bogus” talking point.

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7 thoughts on “The only thing bogus was the FISA warrant

  • February 2, 2018 at 1:48 pm
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    Ever wonder how much money was wasted on all this bogus stuff???

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  • February 2, 2018 at 1:58 pm
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    i predict the bogus collusion investigation will go ahead as planned. They never let the facts interfere with a good story

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    • February 2, 2018 at 3:21 pm
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      Yeah drudge report pulled an article from politico to show Mueller is going to indict POTUS anyway

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  • February 2, 2018 at 6:03 pm
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    “Do you really think the courts would have approved surveillance based on Clinton campaign oppo research?”

    Um, yes. Maybe that’s why that judge vamoosed. Our judicial branch of government is not immune from corruption. See John Roberts & Obamacare, Obama and his judge friends in Hawaii, 9th circus, etc

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  • February 2, 2018 at 10:44 pm
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    Sloppy work by Nunes and the GOP committee members and the WH staff. An obvious mistake: the memo asserts that during Congressional testimony Comey characterized the Steele Dossier as “salacious and unverified.” [From the memo: Yet, in early January 2017, Director Comey briefed President-elect Trump on a summary of the Steele dossier, even though it was—according to his June 2017 testimony—”salacious and unverified.”] In fact, during his Congressional testimony in response to a question from Senator Burr about whether the FBI was able to confirm any criminal allegations contained in the dossier, Comey answered, “Mr. Chairman, I don’t think that’s a question I can answer in an open setting because it goes into the details of the investigation.” And later, in response to a question from Senator Collins about briefing Trump about the dossier, Comey answered, “I was briefing him about salacious and unverified material.” There is a big difference between saying the whole dossier is “salacious and unverified” and that parts of the dossier are “salacious and unverified.” Nunes knows better and so do his GOP colleagues, yet the memo asserts a falsehood.
    How does Nunes write a statement that he should know was not true?
    How can such a glaringly important error be missed in discussion and review with his GOP committee members before showing the memo to the WH?
    How does it happen that no one on the WH staff picks up on this?
    Such assertions are easily fact checked and yet the best and brightest missed this. And why is this important? Because such sloppiness opens the door for the Dems to rip this memo to shreds — it’s inaccurate and misleading (true in this instance), so how much more is wrong? It easily opens the whole thing up to the “reasonable doubt” position.
    The underlying question about to what lengths the government goes to spy on its citizens is crucially important, but because of such an obvious error as I’ve found (and who knows how many more questionable statements there may be in the memo), I’m afraid the baby may get thrown out with the bath water. Very, very sloppy from Nunes and the GOP.

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  • February 3, 2018 at 10:20 am
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    Collins did not ask Comey about the dossier. Here is the transcript testimony from Collins and Comey regarding “salacious and unverified material”
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    SEN. SUSAN COLLINS: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Comey, let me begin by thanking you for your voluntary compliance with our request to appear before this committee and assist us in this very important investigation. I want first to ask you about your conversations with the president, three conversations in which you told him that he was not under investigation. The first was during your January 6th meeting, according to your testimony, in which it appears that you actually volunteered that assurance. Is that correct?

    COMEY: That’s correct.

    COLLINS: Did you limit that statement to counterintelligence invest — investigations, or were you talking about any FBI investigation?

    COMEY: I didn’t use the term counterintelligence. I was briefing him about salacious and unverified material. It was in a context of that that he had a strong and defensive reaction about that not being true. My reading of it was it was important for me to assure him we were not person investigating him. So the context then was actually narrower, focused on what I just talked to him about.

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    In the proper context of what was actually asked and said, anybody can easily make the case that Comey was referring to the “dossier” as a whole document. But Comey cleverly uses the word “material” instead of “dossier” here so as to not expose it in a congressional meeting that the Steele document is in fact a fraud. Hence why the only 3 times Comey was asked about the “Dossier” point blank by Burr and King his responses were:

    COMEY: Mr. Chairman, I don’t think that’s a question I can answer in an open setting because it goes into the details of the investigation.

    COMEY: Not a question I can answer in open setting, Mr. Chairman.

    COMEY: I obviously can’t comment either way. I talk in an open setting about the investigation as it was when I was head of the FBI. It is Bob Mueller’s responsibility now. I don’t know.

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    Comey’s amazing and analytical retort on Twitter yesterday spoke volumes when he said “This is it?” along with a bunch of legalese double speak that was nothing more than a mouthful of Greek Salad. His lawyer should tell him that when your deep in a hole and want to get out, you stop digging further.

    Regardless, that’s just a piece of the puzzle. The main concern should be that they went to a FISA judge to get a warrant and completely left out that the “dossier” was not FBI/DOJ intelligence but that it was opposition research piece written by a guy “Steele” who had a known heavy bias against Trump. Steele leaked parts of his dossier to the press who ran with it as fact, then the Judge was shown the media reporting to provide an independent source collaborating what was in the dossier.

    As for Democrats chewing this up and ripping it to shreds, did you happen to see any of lunatics they trotted out last night to refute this? Tucker Carlson looked like his head was going to explode from disbelief from some of the Dems he had on to debate. National intelligence has been severely? compromised? Putin accomplices? Made up lies? Watching clips of the CNN clowns and their hosts were basically just flinging poo all over the place with simpletons like Cooper shaking their head in approval while deep down were probably thinking “This has nothing to do with the memo, but we’ll go with it to run interference.” Pelosi looked like a bumbling fool as usual.

    The only complaint I would have about the release of the memo is that it should have had some corresponding source information to seal the deal. That gives the Democrats temporarily a little wiggle room to deny, obfuscate and toss out their wacked out conspiracies. Also gives Schiffty time to draft up his counter-memo that he asked the Intelligence committee to vote on releasing at the same time of the Nunes Memo, but refused to let anybody read it. We have to vote on releasing this memo to see what is in it! LMAO

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  • February 3, 2018 at 10:39 am
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    My only worry is that the GOPe doesn’t have enough backbone to go and get people prosecuted. Obama and Hillary won’t be touched. They most likely knew, but unless somebody flips and turns on them, nobody is going to rat them out sans their lives might not be much longer on this Earth. But everybody who signed on to the validity of the Steele document to lie to a FISA Judge to get a warrant for surveillance? Each and every one of them should go to jail and set an example to deter future abuses.

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