The agencies have been "disgraceful" and "should be ashamed", he declared Friday, just weeks after pronouncing the FBI's reputation "in tatters" and the "worst in history". Absolutely. First, let's deal with the memo.
K.T. McFarland, a former White House official whose nomination to be ambassador to Singapore was blocked in the Senate amid questions about her Russia ties, withdrew from consideration for the post on Friday. News story at all? "That's it?" Comey said on Twitter.
Nevertheless, Nunes's Republican peers voted to release the memo anyway, while simultaneously not agreeing to release a Democratic memo that contextualizes and offers rebuttals to the Republican document.
Rep. Nadler, infamous for securing pardons for Weather Underground bombers, got caught between narratives when he insisted that the memo was "overhyped", but suggested that it "endangers national security". "The Papadopoulos information triggered the opening of an FBI counterintelligence investigation in late July 2016 by FBI agent Peter Strzok", the memo states.
Gowdy, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, was speaking on CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday.
The memo, written by Republicans, accused the FBI of abusing its powers. Former FBI director James Comey was less than thrilled by the memo. But they now need to be questioned by the special counsel. He called the investigation "an American disgrace".
The committee will meet at 5 p.m. EST (2200 GMT) on Monday to vote on whether to make the second document public, one of the sources said.
But their only regret is that their conspiracy failed. Steele wanted to block Trump from becoming president, the memo alleged. It is by no means certain that this Republican party would consider impeachment proceedings. Some of that would depend on whether the Steele research was corroborated. The FBI statement did not specify what was omitted. That consensus, supported by the facts, forms the basis for the warrant issued by the FISA court. Perhaps the surveillance of Page bore some fruit; if so, we should hear about it. The more information the public can get about all of this, the better. "And they did that FOUR times". The dossier has nothing to with the email sent to Cambridge Analytica.
Some Republicans were also critical of the memo's release. It had been heavily leaked so it's contents didn't surprise anyone. Even as Democrats described it as inaccurate, some Republicans quickly cited the memo - released over the objections of the FBI and Justice Department - in their arguments that Mueller's investigation is politically tainted.
And he urged Stewart to return to Capitol Hill this week to support legislation that would protect Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and support the release of the Democrats' memo "that puts into context, point by point, the seriousness of this investigation as well as new, unseen evidence that bolsters the FBI's credibility". He was hired to do opposition research because of his professional reputation, expertise and contacts.
As corrupt as the Democrats were, they were even more incompetent.
Steele was passionate about Trump "not being president". It says the FISA application relied on Steele's past record of "credible reporting", but "ignored or concealed his anti-Trump financial and ideological motivations".
Tainted investigations are nothing new.
The attacks are having an impact.
At the start of his administration, Trump targeted the intelligence community for his criticism. Schumer says Trump's refusal to back the Democratic memo's release would show his intent to undermine the investigation.
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