Devin Nunes and the House Intelligence Committee threw a live grenade into the Russia investigation on Friday with the release of THE MEMO – one of the most controversial documents to come out of Washington D.C. in years.
Within the three-and-a-half-page memo, Nunes laid out a clear accusation of flagrant abuse of the FISA court on the part of Obama administration (and, later, Trump administration) officials in their zeal to put a wiretap on campaign associate Carter Page. Relying solely on the information contained in a political concoction known as the Steele dossier, the FBI and the DOJ deliberately shielded from the FISA court information that would have gotten them kicked out onto the streets with an admonishment from the judge. In their deception, though, they were able to secure the warrant and begin spying on an American citizen who just happened to be close to their primary political enemy.
But if you thought the first memo was a bombshell, Axios is reporting that it’s only the beginning:
The House Intelligence chair and his team have told members and associates they’ve found other examples of politically motivated “wrongdoing” across various agencies, including the FBI, the broader Justice Department, and the State Department.
What we’re hearing: Republicans close to Nunes say there could be as many as five additional memos or reports of “wrongdoing.” But a source on the House Intelligence Committee tells me there’s no current plan to use the same extraordinary and highly controversial process they just went through, with a vote and ultimately a presidential approval to declassify sensitive information.
A Republican member briefed on Nunes’ investigations told me: “There are several areas of concern where federal agencies used government resources to try to create a narrative and influence the election. Some have suggested coordination with Hillary Clinton operatives, [Sidney] Blumenthal and [Cody] Shearer, to back up the false narrative.”
In other words, things are about to get really good, really fast. Buckle up.
We can only pray that by the time Nunes is done exposing the Obama administration, there won’t be a Democrat in the country (besides maybe Joe Manchin) who can get elected in November. It would be a fitting tribute to the lies they’ve been peddling for the last year and a half. But we won’t truly be satisfied until people like Susan Rice, James Comey, James Clapper, John Brennan, Peter Strzok, and maybe Barack Obama himself have to answer for their crimes. Hopefully, that day grows nearer.