Thursday, February 08, 2018

Democrat Memo and Political Redactions

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

A democrat memo is ready to be released on the heels of the republican Nunes memo.  However, this time, the memo may have political redactions.

"This is not as clean a memo as the first one," White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told reporters after a meeting on Capitol Hill. “This is a different memo than the first one, it’s lengthier ... But again, where the first one was very clean relative to sources and methods, my initial cut is this one is a lot less clean.”

The Republican Memo came out last Friday and the suggestions in it nearly shook the foundations of the Democrat Party.  Now, in response, the Democrats have their own memo, and on Monday, the House Intelligence Committee voted to release it.  The fight is over whether or not there were abuses of surveillance authority under the Obama administration regarding the Democrat claim of

"Russia, Russia, Russia."  The Democratic memo is supposed to rebut the GOP memo.

As with the first memo, there are procedures it must go through.  It'll take time, and there is definitely a chance of redactions due to classified information in it.

The memo was written by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, is 10 pages long, compared to the four-page memo written by Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif.

Interestingly, Schiff is among the main anti-Trump Democrats, and he is curiously related to George Soros.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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