So you know that Devin Nunes memo that Republicans swore up and down was reviewed by the FBI and as such was all set to be released to the public in an effort to
control the narrative and undercut the Mueller probe foster trust in our law enforcement institutions by proving that Congress is on the job when it comes to oversight?
That would be the memo that’s based on intelligence that Devin Nunes hasn’t actually reviewed and that the DoJ suggested is “extraordinarily reckless.” That would be the memo that Russian bots “mysteriously” helped to promote on social media. That would be the memo that Sean Hannity and Alex Jones and every alt-Right blogger is paying the bills by talking about 24 hours a day. That would be the memo that Republicans voted to release to the public while refusing to allow a Democrat rebuttal to be similarly released. And most importantly, that would the memo that is clearly designed to further erode public trust in the institution that’s investigating Russian collusion and obstruction of justice by the President.
Yeah, that memo.
Well it turns out that not only does FBI Director Chris Wray have reservations about the memo despite the fact that Republicans repeatedly cited his review as a reason why it’s fine to release it, the FBI as an institution now says it contains “material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”
Imagine that! It’s almost like Nunes was compelled to write it! As Trump would say: “Who could believe it?!”
Here’s the full statement from the FBI:
And here’s the New York Times:
Mr. Wray made a last-ditch effort on Monday, when he went to the White House with the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, to try to persuade the White House to stop the release of the memo. They spoke to John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, but Mr. Kelly said on Wednesday that he expected the memo to be released “pretty quick,” while cautioning that White House lawyers were still reviewing it.
So you know, go ahead America. Feel free to allow yourself to be duped by something that was explicitly concocted to dupe you and has now been chastised by the DoJ and the FBI.
And do feel free to justify being duped in your own mind by telling yourself this: “Well of course they would say that, it implicates them.”
Oh, and feel free to go ahead and keep clicking on articles about this posted by Right-wing conspiracy blogs that are (literally) buying luxury homes and BMWs with your click money.