So far the Democrats have presented zero evidence of Trump/Russia collusion in 2016, BUT there is a classified memo circulating in Congress that alleges some pretty serious election-season surveillance abuses on the part of the Obama administration:
A growing number of Republicans are demanding the release of a classified report that they say reveals political bias at the FBI and Department of Justice in the investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian election meddling
Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) spearheaded the effort this week to allow lawmakers to view a top-secret report compiled by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.).
Scores of Republicans have since viewed the document in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility on Capitol Hill. They left expressing shock, saying the special counsel investigation into whether Trump’s campaign officials had improper contacts with Russia is based on politically motivated actions at the highest level of law enforcement.
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) called the memo “shocking.”
Congressional Republicans and many others have been calling on the memo to be released to the public, but Dems like Rep. Adam “Schiff-ty” Schiff, who all along had been demanding full disclosure about what happened in 2016, have suddenly lost “full transparency” interest. Schiff’s pathetic excuse for not wanting to release the memo is that us peasants and rubes are too stupid to be able to comprehend what we’d be reading:
Schiff’s always having an “opposite day,” because he knows all too well that people will understand exactly what they’re reading. Oh, and who is Schiff, along with Dianne Feinstein, blaming for people wanting the classified FISA memo released? Why, THE RUSSIANS of course:
NEW: Sen. Feinstein, Rep. Schiff urge Facebook and Twitter to investigate involvement of Russian bots in pushing "Release the Memo" campaign: "If these reports are accurate, we are witnessing an ongoing attack by the Russian government through Kremlin-linked social media actors." pic.twitter.com/SkAci5NefK
They make one-trick ponies look multi-talented. All this partly to avoid admitting the Dems nominated a candidate with a likability rating somewhere between “chafing caused by overtight underwear” and “root canal,” but mostly to cover what looks like the Obama admin leaning heavy on the scales in Hillary’s favor by doing oppo research for her doomed campaign. They never expected her to lose though, and now they’re scrambling.
When Hawaii pushed out a ballistic missile alert earlier this month, Gov. David Ige knew within two minutes it was a false alarm. But he couldn’t hop on Twitter and tell everybody — because he didn’t know his password.
“I have to confess that I don’t know my Twitter account login and passwords,” Ige told reporters Monday after giving his State of the State address. “I will be putting that on my phone.”
Imagine Ige’s embarrassment after finding out his password was “ImTheGovernor.”
The state’s emergency response system has been replaced by the WOPR so nobody needs to worry about it happening again.
There’s perhaps no greater sign that the Democrats aren’t serious about taking back Congress and/or the White House than the fact that they don’t keep Debbie Wasserman Schultz shackled to a radiator in Imran Awan’s old “office” in the Rayburn building, unable to speak to the media. The reason the Dems caved on the funding bill standoff was simple: They realized that shutting down the federal government and not paying members of the U.S. military looked pretty damn bad when most people knew it was all about trying to serve the cause of people in the U.S. illegally, eventually padding Dem voter rolls. It was an across-the-board “fail” for Dems — or, as Debbie Wasserman Schultz puts it — “potential for momentum”:
“We have been dealing with this Trump shutdown because of the complete ineptitude of this president and Republican leadership,” Schultz said. “We are still kicking the can down the road because Republicans won’t come to the table.”
“Congresswoman, I hear you on your frustration with the president, but I’m asking about the leader of your party on the Senate side. Did he cave?” Baldwin asked.
Schultz avoided answering the question.
“You know, every senator has to make their own decision about whether this exclusively Senate deal is something they’re comfortable with,” Schultz replied.
Schultz explained her reasons for blaming Republicans but Baldwin brought the conversation back to Schumer.
“What one thing can you point out that the Democrats, that Leader Schumer, what one thing did he get from Republicans to justify shutting down the government in the first place?” Baldwin asked.
“The one thing I would say that he did get is the potential for momentum,” Schultz said. “I am certainly hopeful that’s what occurs.”
Yes Dems, please encourage DWS to go on TV as a spokesperson for the party as often as possible. She provides the DNC the “potential for momentum” (to lose even more congressional seats).
Not that they’d ever report it like this, but an accurate way for the mainstream media to frame what happened Monday would be something like “When you realize not paying members of the military because you’re fighting for illegals might not have been the best PR move”:
You know what’s even more pathetic? Schumer’s blaming Trump and the GOP for the shutdown while announcing the Democrats have agreed to stop opposition in order to re-open the government. Which is it, Chuck?
It’s entirely possible that the FBI could produce documentation on what you or I bought the last time we went to the grocery store or quickly produce an email we sent 13 years ago, but when it comes to monitoring their own personnel who happened to be anti-Trump during the 2016 campaign, hey, accidents happen!
The Justice Department has turned over to Congress additional text messages involving an FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team following the discovery of derogatory comments about President Donald Trump.
But the department also said in a letter to lawmakers that its record of messages sent to and from the agent, Peter Strzok, was incomplete because the FBI, for technical reasons, had been unable to preserve and retrieve about five months’ worth of communications.
[…] Strzok, a veteran counterintelligence agent who also worked the Clinton email case, was reassigned last summer from the team investigating ties between Russia and Trump’s Republican presidential campaign after Mueller learned he had exchanged politically charged text messages — many anti-Trump in nature — with an FBI lawyer also detailed to the group. The lawyer, Lisa Page, left Mueller’s team before the text messages were discovered.
But, according to the letter, the FBI told the department that its system for retaining text messages sent and received on bureau phones had failed to preserve communications between Strzok and Page over a five-month period between Dec. 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017. May 17 was the date that Mueller was appointed as special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation.
Strzok also indicated in a text that Loretta Lynch was aware there would be no charges against Hillary Clinton or anybody in her campaign before the FBI investigation was even over. But the Dems won’t be intrigued by any of this because what’s it got to do with Trump and Russia!?