WMAL Interview - JOE DIGENOVA - 01.22.18

Jan 22, 03:01 PM

7:05 AM - INTERVIEW - JOE DIGENOVA - legal analyst and former U.S. Attorney to the District of Columbia

-- discuss #ReleaseTheMemo, Comey, new FBI text messages report latest on Hillary emails, and Menendez trial

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COMEY

James Comey to teach course on "ethical leadership" at his alma mater. (washington Examiner) -- Former FBI Director James Comey will teach a course on ethical leadership for the College of William & Mary. Comey graduated from the public university in Williamsburg, Va., in 1982 with a double major in chemistry and religion. The former FBI chief will be co-teaching the three-credit course with Drew Stelljes, executive assistant professor of education and assistant vice president for student leadership, during fall 2018, spring 2019, and summer 2019 semesters. The course will meet primarily at the William & Mary Washington Center in Washington, and then once at the William & Mary School of Education in Williamsburg, which will be live-streamed back to students in the nation’s capital.

RELEASE THE MEMO

-  Donald Trump Jr.‏ @DonaldJTrumpJr: The reality is that if the memo were damaging to the republicans the democrats would have leaked it by now. Why the double standard? #releasethememo 11:55 AM - 19 Jan 2018

  • The FBI says Rep. Devin Nunes won’t show them the memo alleging agency abuses.  #ReleaseTheMemo // The FBI has yet to see a controversial memo alleging the intelligence community engaged in grave abuses. And that could make friction between the Hill and the bureau even worse.
    The FBI has not been permitted to see the memo Rep. Devin Nunes and his staff wrote about alleged abuses by the intelligence community, The Daily Beast has learned. "The FBI has requested to receive a copy of the memo in order to evaluate the information and take appropriate steps if necessary. To date, the request has been declined,” said Andrew Ames, a spokesperson for the FBI. Reached for comment, Nunes’ spokesperson Jack Langer said, "The Daily Beast has become America's foremost publication for regurgitating the Democrats' talking points." Nunes, who heads the powerful House intelligence community, put together the four-page memo based on intelligence the FBI showed him and a few of his staff, as well as Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the committee. More than 150 members of the House have seen Nunes’ memo. Scores are calling for its release, while Democrats say it is “a misleading set of talking points attacking the FBI.” The fact that Republicans refuse to show the memo to FBI, which characterizes the intelligence they shared with Nunes, has Democrats concerned

  • GOP congressman reveals House Intel Committee will release top secret FISA memo to public
    The secret memo detailing alleged government surveillance abuses will be released to the public soon, according to a House Republican. Rep. Dave Joyce (R-Ohio) said Saturday the House Intelligence Committee “plans to begin” the release process very soon, if not immediately. The process, he said, might take up to 19 congressional working days. According to the House’s 2018 calendar, that means the earliest the document could be released is sometime in mid-March. Source confirmed to the Washington Examiner that a meeting has taken place to discuss the memo’s potential public release.

FBI TEXT MESSAGES

  • FBI ‘failed to preserve’ five months of text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. From Dec. 14, 2016 to May 17, 2017, the day that Mueller was picked as special counsel.

  • Chuck Ross‏ @ChuckRossDC: This seems beyond an expression of a personal negative opinion about Trump. Suggests alarm at Trump's surge. Raises questions about what other steps were taken to derail him.

  • Congress seeks answers after FBI claims texts missing in Trump-Russia probe  by @byronyork // Investigators in both House and Senate were stunned late Friday when, receiving a batch of newly-released texts between FBI offic...