FBI Director Chris Wray: We Still Have ‘Grave Concerns’ About Nunes FISA Memo

During his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, FBI director Christopher Wray confirmed the reports about his apprehension over Devin Nunes‘ FISA memo. For the last few weeks, it was believed that Wray opposed President Trump‘s decision to release the memo, saying that it would give a partisan-charged “false narrative” about malpractice within his bureau. The memo came up during today’s hearing on global threats to the United States, and Wray expressed his “grave concerns about the accuracy of the memorandum.” Wray cited “omissions” as his top concern, explaining that he wasn’t sure how thousands of sensitive documents and bits of intelligence could be sufficiently condensed into Nunes’ brief memo. For the last Continue reading "FBI Director Chris Wray: We Still Have ‘Grave Concerns’ About Nunes FISA Memo"

Chris Cuomo and Jim Jordan Battle Over Democrat Memo: ‘You Don’t Know Any of This!’

CNN’s Chris Cuomo spoke with representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) today about the Democrat’s rebuttal to Devin Nunes‘ FISA memo, and the conversation…uh, turned into a messy, major-league sparring match. After the two had a discussion about the upcoming budget battle in Congress, Cuomo brought up the complaints from several Democrats about how the Nunes memo wasn’t sufficiently scrutinized before it was sent to the White House, whereas their documents are under review by the Department of Justice. Jordan pushed back after Cuomo said this was “circumventing the process” of declassifying information, and the skirmish continued when the congressman lamented the circumstances of how a “secret court” launched an investigation into Donald Trump. Cuomo and Jordan sparred over whether the FISA investigation was primarily based on Christopher Steele‘s dossier, and whether the FBI’s terminated relationship with the British spy proves his information is bogus. Jordan continued to berate Steele Continue reading "Chris Cuomo and Jim Jordan Battle Over Democrat Memo: ‘You Don’t Know Any of This!’"

Devin Nunes Tells Hannity That the Media ‘Is Basically Part’ of the Democrats’ Team

Devin Nunes said on Monday night that the political press is pretty much an arm of the Democrats, based on how they’ve covered his memo on supposed FISA abuses and FBI malpractice. The House Intelligence Committee chairman has given several interviews in the past few days, grumbling about lying Democrats and how Adam Schiff wants him off the committee. In a new interview with Sean Hannity, Nunes said that he is asking the FISA court to provide transcripts pertaining to the investigation on Carter Page, and he eventually started hammering the press for not being more electrified by his findings.
“Can you imagine if the shoe was on the other foot and Donald Trump or George Bush or Karl Rove paid for information, and George W. Bush‘s FBI open an investigation into the Obama campaign because they were talking to Russians…Yet its crickets from the media. It’s embarrassing. Continue reading "Devin Nunes Tells Hannity That the Media ‘Is Basically Part’ of the Democrats’ Team"

Trump Jr. Mocks Democrats Over Memo Uproar: ‘You Can See the Fear in Their Eyes’

Donald Trump Jr. has made the rounds for Fox News lately, and tonight, he joined Tucker Carlson to take pleasure in the leftist uproar over the GOP’s FISA memo. Carlson spent a good portion of his show tonight bashing Adam Schiff and other Democrats who argued that the release of Devin Nunes‘ memo would not be good for America’s institutions. When he asked the president’s son about this, the Trump scion responded by snarking about the Democrats’ plan to release their own memo as a rebuttal to the insinuations put forth by Nunes and his staff. “I Continue reading "Trump Jr. Mocks Democrats Over Memo Uproar: ‘You Can See the Fear in Their Eyes’"

House Intel Committee Votes Unanimously to Send Democratic Rebuttal Memo to White House

House Intelligence Committee Ranking Democrat Adam Schiff addressed reporters on Monday night, announcing that they have voted to release a new memo that will supposedly rebuke the controversial memo Republicans released last week. Earlier tonight, the committee cast a unanimous vote to send their memo to the White House with a request to be publicly disclosed in the next few days. Congressional Democrats insist that this memo will offer context and information which will contradict the findings from Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) about alleged FBI malpractice and FISA abuses against President Trump‘s team. As Schiff addressed the media, he said that his fellow committee members felt compelled to release their counter-memo in order to address all of the commotion caused by Continue reading "House Intel Committee Votes Unanimously to Send Democratic Rebuttal Memo to White House"

Devin Nunes Responds to Democrats on the Memo: They ‘Tell So Many Lies,’ Not ‘Honest Actors’

Congressman Devin Nunes appeared on Fox News tonight to discuss the memo he released today and the Democratic reactions to it. Nunes told Bret Baier that he did not read the underlying FISA applications himself, but Trey Gowdy did. He denied he coordinated with the White House or President Trump‘s lawyers or any outside groups on this memo, before responding to some of the charges being leveled from Democrats. The memo claims that “relevant information” from the dossier was omitted, but the New York Times reports that the Democratic memo rebuts this:
But a Democratic memo written to rebut the Republican document says that the F.B.I. was more forthcoming with the surveillance court than the Republicans say. The F.B.I. told the court that the information it received from Mr. Steele was politically motivated, although the agency did not specifically identify the information as financed Continue reading "Devin Nunes Responds to Democrats on the Memo: They ‘Tell So Many Lies,’ Not ‘Honest Actors’"

White House on FISA Memo Release: Raises ‘Serious Concerns’ About FBI, DOJ Integrity

The White House has made an announcement addressing the massive intrigue over President Trump‘s decision to release the House Intelligence Committee’s GOP memo on alleged FBI investigative malpractice. In the statement, Sarah Huckabee Sanders expresses “serious concerns” about what the memo says about how the Justice Department and FBI acquire FISA warrants. The Press Secretary says Trump gives thanks to the intelligence and law enforcement communities, and he is “especially grateful” to the “rank and file” members in both arenas who labor to protect American citizens and their constitutional rights.
“Minority members of the Committee have reportedly drafted a separate memorandum. The Administration stands ready to work with Congress to accommodate oversight requests consistent with applicable standards.”
Read the full statement below: