House Dems write own memo to counter GOP's Federal Bureau of Investigation memo

House Dems write own memo to counter GOP's Federal Bureau of Investigation memo

House Dems write own memo to counter GOP's Federal Bureau of Investigation memo

Democrats have said that the memo is filled with "factual inaccuracies" and is meant to distract from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference, including any potential links between the Trump team and the Kremlin. Nunes knows it is garbage, why he is refusing to show it to anyone else who has seen the intelligence that it is based on.

Liberals argued the memo lacked substance and dismissed it as another attempt to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling, even before the missing texts were recovered and a reported Strzok text about an ant-Trump "secret society" was revealed to have likely been a joke.

The rest of the letter warns congressional Republicans against releasing the memo, starting off with an oblique reference to the document's allegedly classified nature. "The memo itself is in the conservative discussion mix while the special counsel investigating Russian interference into our democracy is apparently about to interview the president of the United States while seeking to determine whether he's colluded with the Russians or obstructed justice".

Others issues thought to be contained in the memo, which thus far has only been viewed by House members, involve the so-called 'Steele dossier, ' a controversial document prepared by former MI6 spy Christopher Steele that made a series of unverified claims against Donald Trump.

WASHINGTON-A fight is intensifying over a memo that its Republican authors say describes abuses by US intelligence agencies in probing Russian election interference, as Democrats and law-enforcement officials demand additional access to the document and the classified intelligence underpinning it.

Jerry Nadler, D-NY, told CNN on Thursday why he thinks the Republican memo should not be released.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) - who, according to the letter, was Nunes' designee to view the intelligence materials - said on CNN Wednesday evening that he didn't care if the DOJ saw the memo, but asked that his "friend" Boyd "lower the rhetoric".

One is about how former spy Christopher Steele told the Federal Bureau of Investigation he had not revealed his evidence of collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, then declaring later in a lawsuit that he had.

Trump could also approve its immediate release or do nothing, in which case the memo would become public after the five days. The Trump Justice Department wants to see it-he won't let them.

"They say it's 50,000 texts, and it's prime time", he added, referring incorrectly to the number of texts between the two officials that the Justice Department inspector general has reviewed.

Ingraham kicked off the segment with Strassel by asking Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) if the Nunes memo is being overhyped.

Their texting history, which Sessions said included over 50,000 messages outside of the uncollected period, is now under review by the Justice Department's inspector general, who is conducting a separate probe of the FBI's handling of the Clinton email investigation.

Democrats on the intelligence committee call the memo a "misleading set of talking points" that Nunes compiled as part of a GOP effort to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into whether Trump colluded with Russian Federation to sway the 2016 presidential election. "The messages between (FBI personnel) Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, losing the data, it doesn't paint a great picture".

What good is a document that unearths the truth-no matter how frightening-if the first rule of the memo is that you can't talk about the memo?

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