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The Devin Nunes memo released last Friday described an FBI application to the FISA court. The FBI was seeking permission to spy on Carter Page, a low level Trump advisor with Russian contacts. The application included the infamous Christoper Steele Trump dossier.
That would be the same dossier that former FBI Director Comey said contained “salacious and unverified” information. Not only that, the Clinton campaign funded the thing and possibly contributed information to it.
Comey’s response when he read the memo – That’s it?
Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has prepared a four page memo. The memo is a summary of thousands of pages of information the FBI refused to turn over to the committee until it was threatened with contempt of Congress. The committee is responsible for oversight of the FBI.
Nunes says the public has a right know about the information in the memo. But the FBI is fighting its release.
The summary is said to reveal the quality of evidence the Justice Department presented to a FISA court. The FISA court has the power to authorize spying on Americans, including members of the Trump 2016 presidential campaign.
Adam Schiff is the ranking Democrat on the committee. He says Nunes is trying to distract from Special Counsel Mueller’s Russian collusion investigation by releasing classified information. And he now claims Nunes altered information in the memo.
Trey Gowdy says the memo will be an embarrassment to Schiff.
Until now Schiff has shown little interest in obtaining information about FBI efforts to spy on Americans. Except when it suites his purposes.
When I read the paper yesterday morning I knew we were in for a MSM s***storm. That’s because on page A4, in a story headlined Trump Vulgarity Roils DACA Deal, The Wall Street Journal said “shithole.”
“President Donald Trump questioned why the U.S. would admit people from “shithole countries…”
And that was in the lead sentence. Then they did it again in the third sentence. And again in this morning’s paper:
The fate of young undocumented immigrants was in doubt and the odds of a government shutdown appeared to be growing in the wake of President Donald Trump’s dismissal of “shithole countries” in Africa and his rejection of a bipartisan proposal to aid the so-called Dreamers.
Trump also wanted to know why we don’t import people from Norway instead of Haiti. Norway, for its part, said it didn’t want to come here.
I haven’t been to Haiti so I can’t say if Trump’s assessment is accurate. But one man’s s***hole can be another man’s money pot. That is if you’re the Clinton Foundation doing good deeds in Haiti.
I have been to Djibouti, Africa and the president may be on to something there.
Trump made his colorful comments during a closed bipartisan meeting to work out a DACA agreement. The day before he held a televised bipartisan meeting and uttered many nice words. In that meeting he said he’d sign any bill brought to his desk.
But back to the bad words. CNN would not be outdone. Gateway Pundit which apparently is an avid watcher, says CNN said S***hole 36 times on Thursday night.
And it took Bess Truman 25 years to get Harry to say manure.
It looks like we might not have corrupt campaign funding to kick around anymore. The 2020 presidential field is filling up with billionaire celebrities who can fund their own campaign corruption. And that’s not to mention the free publicity they’ll get.
Celebrity Billionaire Presidency
And Mark Cuban, the celebrity billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has long been considering throwing his NBA championship ring in the ring. If he does so, he says he’ll run as a Republican. Though, as of November he said there’s only a 10% chance he’ll do it.
Maybe Oprah will inspire him.
This didn’t sit well with President Trump. Trump tweeted that Bannon “lost his mind” when he fired him. The Avenging Donald then sicced his lawyers on Wolff – guaranteeing best seller status for the book .
CNN’s Brian Stetler claims Wolff’s book “suggests Trump is unstable and raises alarms about his fitness for office.”
But CNN also reports that Secretary of State Tillerson, once accused of calling Trump a moron, never questioned the president’s mental health. And the White House deputy press secretary called Wolff a fake news, crackpot fantasy fiction writer.
Wolff agrees! A note in the front of his book says some of his sources definitely lied to him.
Dow Up Bannon Down
Whatever. If it’s stability you want, the Dow steadily rose above the 25,000 mark.
Stock analyst Paul Gambles is terrified about that too.