The much-anticipated memo from Rep. Devin Nunes does
not definitively answer either a FBI intent in any
There are some important gaps and omissions in a memo —
and that’s not an accident.
Gabriel Malor notes in a regressive Washington Examiner,
“The Memo” does not actually
come tighten to responding a pivotal doubt it is ostensible to
address: either a supposed FISA aver sought by a FBI in
Oct 2016 to surveil a someday Trump foreign-policy adviser
Carter Page was scrupulously obtained.
“Nunes’ memo has suggested that a aver focus included
information from a Steele dossier … But a memo does not say
what other information FBI brought to a FISA justice to justify
a notice of Page. If a focus was upheld by
other justification that exclusively determined illusive cause,
afterwards it is irrelevant that a Steele information was included
So we could contend The Memo “raises questions” about either a FBI
intent in misconduct, though it doesn’t answer them.
Why doesn’t it answer them? Information about what else was in
a FISA focus is accessible to Republicans on a House
Intelligence Committee. If that information were useful to
President Donald Trump, wouldn’t we have approaching them to
embody it in The Memo?
As Julian Sanchez notes, what got enclosed in and released from
The Memo is not random:
My TL;DR memo take: What’s blank is some-more poignant than what’s there. Whether a control directly documented depends as “minor misstep” or “major scandal” would count on other contribution not categorically stated. But it a contribution ancillary “major scandal” were there, since replace them?
— Julian Sanchez (@normative) February 2, 2018
There is also one pivotal square of information in a memo that
undermines a Trump administration’s comment that a FBI
seized on a Democratic National Committee-funded dossier by
Christopher Steele to emanate a Russia investigation.
The focus to surveil Page was filed in Oct 2016. But
The Memo records a FBI non-stop a counterintelligence
review into links between Trump and Russia in
July 2016, on comment of “Papadopoulos information.”
The New York Times
has formerly reported a inlet of this information.
George Papadopoulos, another someday Trump foreign-policy
adviser, bragged to an Australian diplomat in May 2016 that the
Russians had thousands of emails that would confuse Hillary
Clinton, according to The Times. Australia relayed this
information to a FBI after a initial recover of hacked DNC
emails by WikiLeaks in July.
Which is to say, all this started good before October, and not
since of a dossier.
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