Does the controversial memo released by the House Intelligence Committee Friday claiming the Justice Department used the infamous unverified ‚Äúdossier‚ÄĚ to obtain permission from a top-secret court to spy on a Trump campaign adviser have any relationship to Robert Mueller‚Äôs special counsel investigation of alleged Russia-Trump campaign collusion?
That‚Äôs the belief of the Washington watchdog organization Judicial Watch, which has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking all of the documents the Justice Department and the FBI submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ‚Äúrelated to alleged collusion between Russia and Trump campaign associates.‚ÄĚ
Judicial Watch, calling it possibly ‚Äúthe worst government abuse scandal in a generation,‚ÄĚ said the Nunes memo ‚Äúmakes a compelling case that the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) court was misled and severely abused by top...
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Tim Mak wrote: "These are not networks that are necessarily always traditional propaganda. ... A lot of it is just trying to rip apart Americans, to sow chaos within our political system, to pit Americans of both parties against each other," said Jamie Fly, a director for the Alliance for Securing Democracy and a former foreign policy aide for Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. "And so a lot of the issues that we see these networks push are actually part of our day-to-day domestic political debates and often have nothing to do with foreign policy."
There has also been a massive increase in the amount of chatter that promotes mistrust of American institutions, especially the idea of an American "deep state," the idea that there is a conspiracy of government officials working to undercut the president.
ABC News Radio wrote: Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie said Wednesday that the controversial memo prepared by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes does not clear President Donald Trump or anyone on his staff of wrongdoing,... [ ]
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Karoun Demirjian and Devlin Barrett wrote: The House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously Monday to release a Democratic rebuttal to GOP accusations that the FBI misled a secret surveillance court. President Trump now has five days to decide whether the information will become public.
The vote means the political rancor roiling Congress is likely to continue. Each party has accused the other of misrepresenting sensitive intelligence surrounding the ongoing probe into whether any Trump associates coordinated with Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election....
...The panel‚Äôs senior Democrat, Rep. Adam B. Schiff (Calif.), announced the vote results, saying Republican attacks on the Justice Department and the FBI show desperation on the part of the president‚Äôs defenders....
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It will probably take the Mueller investigation to clear things up. ūüĎć
Chris Cillizza wrote: Trump's total lack of commitment to facts as President is a continuation of the trend from the 2016 presidential race. In that contest, 59 of the 92 Trump statements that the [URL=http://tinyurl.com/zsccsfq]]] Post fact-checked were found to be totally and completely false. That's roughly two thirds (64%)[/URL]. [ http://tinyurl.com/zsccsfq ] By comparison, seven of the 49 fact-checked statements by Hillary Clinton were found by the Post to be totally and completely false. That's just more than one in 10 (14%)....
Trump has normalized lots and lots of behavior that would have been unheard of from any past President. (The New York Times' Peter Baker wrote brilliantly about Trump's total disregard for being "presidential" [URL=http://tinyurl.com/yccwocet]]] here[/URL].) [ http://tinyurl.com/yccwocet ] [ ] But nothing is more important -- and more damaging to the long-term fabric of society -- than Trump's willingness to just say (and say and say and say and say) things that aren't true. And that he knows aren't true. [ ]
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We already knew that the IRS was politicized by the Obama administration, so yes, the FBI were also. If you have any conversation with a federal poludicrat , they believe we serve them and our money is theirs. And elected politicians are just window dressing between them (the feds) and the knuckle draggers. ( us).
Of course the White House now is known as the home of the Whopper ūüćĒ that is when boss Trump is there and not on the golf course!
Glenn Kessler and Meg Kelly wrote: After a year in office, President Trump has made 2,140 false or misleading claims and flip-flops. He now averages 5.9 per day....
When we started this project, originally aimed at the president‚Äôs first 100 days, he averaged 4.9 claims a day. At that pace, it appeared unlikely the president would break 2,000 in a year. But the longer the president has been in the job, the more frequently he touts an assortment of exaggerated, dubious or false claims. [URL=http://tinyurl.com/y8t2se24]]](Our full interactive graphic can be found here.)[/URL] [ http://tinyurl.com/y8t2se24 ]....
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Even the most fanatical Trump supporter should realize by now that everything he says has to be double-checked with another source!
Now, if you are not a fanatical Trump supporter, you will appreciate this. [URL=http://robertreich.org/post/157849401655]]]http://robertreich.org/post/157849401655 (Robert Reich (Trump‚Äôs 10 Steps...[/URL].
Democrats say the document is a point-by-point rebuttal of the memo declassified by President Trump last week that alleged abuses of government surveillance powers at the FBI and Justice Department in their efforts to obtain court approval to gather intelligence on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page....
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The Hill wrote: Does @RepAdamSchiff believe @DevinNunes‚Äô staff worked with the White House on the House GOP memo? He tells @GStephanopoulos ‚ÄúI think it‚Äôs very possible his staff worked with the White House and coordinated the whole effort with the White House.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ This Week (@ThisWeekABC) February 4, 2018
Schiff said on Sunday Trump‚Äôs use of the memo ‚Äúcould be evidence of the president‚Äôs intent to interfere with the investigation‚ÄĚ into Russia's election meddling and possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow.
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Look at this one also [URL=http://tinyurl.com/ya5nn4nf]]]http://tinyurl.com/ya5nn4nf (In 365 days, President Trump has made 2,140 false or misleading claims)[/URL]
There are other articles in the above URL about Trump's Russian problems.