Breaking: “Alarming,” shocking” Congr. memo may endanger top FBI and other officials.
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Mary Kissel, WSSJ and Fox, and John Fund, NRO, in re: Glenn Simpson testimony – what's important is what we haven't seen. GOP (under Devin Nunes) voted yea, Dems (under Adam Schiff) nay, to allow all members of House to read a document said to contain FISA abuses. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan have read the documents and both use the word “outrage.” Congressmen have to go to a SCIF to read it. No quotation from a Democrat saying, “There’s no truth to this.” Let’s hypothesize that what Devein Nunes said is accurate; what can Democrats do? Perhaps go their friends in the media and say, “This is old news.” Mr Comey is now being questioned on how the emails were handled. The Clinton email investigation was very odd. Kallstrom is saying, “This is not the FBI I knew and loved.” Democrats have spent much energy defending the Clintons fro 25 years that I believe they can’t go back. Let’s say there is rot at the top of these critical agencies; how does one clean that out? A lot of people are going to have to make a choice of the values of the old FBI and those of the Obama-Comey FBI. Head of FBI visited Paul Ryan to ask him [not to release documents]. Ryan to his everlasting credit said, “These are our documents; submit them by midnight or be held in contempt of Congress.” When Hillary lost, her minions lost control of the intell agencies. The five months the Dems have spent fighting subpoenas has only brought them more to public light. .. .. .. Speaking with Fox News, the lawmakers said they could not yet discuss the contents of the memo they reviewed on Thursday after it was released to members by the House Intelligence Committee. But they say the memo should be immediately made public. “It is so alarming the American people have to see this,” Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan said. “It's troubling. It is shocking,” North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows said. “Part of me wishes that I didn't read it because I don’t want to believe that those kinds of things could be happening in this country that I call home and love so much.” Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz said he believed people could lose their jobs after the memo is released. “I believe the consequence of its release will be major changes in people currently working at the FBI and the Department of Justice,” he said, referencing DOJ officials Rod Rosenstein and Bruce Ohr. “You think about, ‘is this happening in America or is this the KGB?’ That's how alarming it is,” Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry said. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/18/gop-lawmakers-demand-alarming-memo-on-fisa-abuses-be-made-public.html Thursday 18 January 2018 / Hour 1, Block B: Mary Kissel, WSJ and Fox; in re: John Batchelor’s recent trip to Qatar. Thursday 18 January 2018 / Hour 1, Block C: Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Defining Ideas, in re: By some measures the economy hasn't been this good since February 14, 1973. Four per cent growth; low unemployment. There hasn't been a new house built in my town in eight years – and suddenly new houses are springing up all over, cement trucks on highways. Will this develop rapidly enough before the midterm elections? GOP lawmakers are demanding that an “alarming memo” on FISA warrants be released. All GOP in House Intell Cee voted in favor of releasing; all Dems voted against. In Napoleonic times, Did Britain remake itself in conflict with France? Yes, it reinvented itself after 1814, after 1945, and more recently. Rome re-made itself about four times. This is what Trump is trying to do. If he succeeds, it’ll make irrelevant a lot of people under Obama who claimed that the US is nothing special. . . . At the moment the Democratic Party is cynical. Awe have 47 million people in this country who weren’t born here.