Subject: Re: OT: And the wing nut argument... ...falls apart.
On 2018-02-08 2:07 PM, Moderate wrote:
> Alan Baker<firstname.lastname@example.org> Wrote in message:
>> ...that the FBI didn't tell the FISA court about the origin of the
>> 'Republican leaders are acknowledging that the FBI disclosed the
>> political origins of a private dossier the bureau cited in an
>> application to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page,
>> undermining a controversial GOP memo released Friday and fueling
>> Democratic demands to declassify more information about the bureau?s
>> 'Democrats pounced on public comments over the past day by House
>> Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and intelligence
>> committee member Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), arguing that the GOP memo's
>> failure to mention a key footnote in the FBI application shows how the
>> party has cherry-picked classified facts to protect President Donald Trump.'
>> 'The memo released Friday by the Republican-led House Intelligence
>> Committee excoriated FBI leaders for what it described as a crucial
>> omission in that application: The fact that the dossier, compiled by
>> former British spy Christopher Steele ? was financed by the campaign of
>> Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee.
>> ?Neither the initial application in October 2016, nor any of the
>> renewals, disclose or reference the role of the DNC, Clinton campaign,
>> or any party/campaign in funding Steele's efforts, even though the
>> political origins of the Steele dossier were then known to senior and
>> FBI officials,? the memo alleged.
>> But in an appearance on "Fox & Friends," Nunes was asked about reports
>> over the weekend that the FBI application did refer to a political
>> entity connected to the dossier. It is unclear precisely what language
>> the application might have used.
>> Nunes conceded that a "footnote" to that effect was included in the
>> application, while faulting the bureau for failing to provide more
>> What's really weird is that all you wing nuts hang on every word that
>> they broadcast on Fox News...
>> ...but somehow missed this.
> The footnote only indicated the dossier was compiled at the
> direction of a law firm "who had hired an identified U.S. person"
> now known as Glenn Simpson.
Cite something or that's just more fake news, LTU.
> No mention of Hillary or DNC.
> You somehow missed this.