Thu Feb 1st, 2018 at 10:06:37 AM EST
[Update-1] GOP Memo has just been declassified by president Trump
Will follow-up soon - see also comments below ...
An explosive event, not just the contents of the secret GOP memo ...
FBI slams secret Nunes memo alleging Feds spied on Team Trump for political reasons | The Register |
The FBI has slammed a still-secret memo that claims the bureau was politically motivated when it requested a wiretap on a key advisor of Donald Trump during his presidential campaign.
In a statement released Wednesday, the law enforcement agency said it was "provided a limited opportunity to review this memo the day before the committee voted to release it" - referring to a decision by the House Intelligence Committee to release the four-page memo to congressfolk last week.
The FBI statement , emailed to journalists, continued: "As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo's accuracy."
More below the fold ...
Although access to the memo remains limited to members of Congress, its contents are now widely known thanks to leaks. At the heart of it is a wiretap of former Trump advisor Carter Page, approved through the secretive US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
The memo attempts to paint a decision by the FBI and the Department of Justice to seek a warrant against Page, and a subsequent decision to extend that warrant, as a sign that both organizations were actively trying to undermine the Trump campaign, ie: that their investigations were politically motivated.
Attempts to distract ...
○ Spy talk from former MI-6 agent in Yeltsin's Moscow years
○ Louise Mensch, a "journalist" from Australian Rupert Murdoch
○ Another British Spook Stands Up to Vent His Opinions
○ Bar talk from London caught by Australian ambassador to UK
All this goofiness never made an impression on me, and part of an anti-Russia movement that started during the Bush years 2001-2008. Living in fear, hysteria, paranoia ...
○ GCHQ and EU Intelligence Eavesdropped on Trump Tower Communication
○ Dutch Hackers Infiltrated Kremlin's Cozy Bear in 2014