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Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:45 AM

Schiff: Trump doesn't want to release Dem memo because it 'undermines his claim of vindication'

Source: The Hill



BY MALLORY SHELBOURNE - 02/11/18 11:28 AM EST

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Sunday said President Trump doesn’t want the public to see the “underlying facts” in the Democratic counter-memo because they would undercut his “claim of vindication” in the Russia probe.

“The president doesn’t want you to see these facts from the FISA application because it completely undermines his claim of vindication,” Schiff told CBS’s “Face the Nation,” referring to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court application used to obtain a warrant to spy on a former Trump campaign aide.

Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said he plans to work with the FBI to redact necessary information from the Democratic memo, which rebuts a document drafted by staff of the panel's Republican chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.).

The White House late last week blocked the release of the Democrats’ memo after previously allowing the Nunes memo, which alleged surveillance abuses at the Justice Department, to be made public.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/373332-schiff-trump-doesnt-want-to-release-dem-memo-because-it-undermines-his-claim

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 12:47 PM

1. Most Americans already know it

Sadly, it works with his base and to salve his own ego.
Schiff is still standing tall in spite of having to wade through never-ending bullshit every day. We need more just like him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 01:00 PM

2. Time to read the memo into the Congressional Record n/t

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Response to SFnomad (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 01:43 PM

7. Amen! Or release it anyways...nothing that's sacred, especially w/ Nunes' memo released too NT

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 02:38 PM

8. Simply releasing it would put that person in legal jeopardy. Reading it into

the Congressional Record is the way around that.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 01:03 PM

3. Adam Schiff is a hero and a great leader

I wonder if he ever would have run for Congress if he'd known he'd be dealing with this stuff day after day.



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 01:17 PM

4. I see him as a future presidential candidate

He has the intelligence and gravitas to be even bigger.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 01:22 PM

5. Me too and I hope you are right. I really like him, he has it all..nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 01:35 PM

6. Good Lord. This is like junior fucking high.

It's obvious to anyone but a complete, irredeemable moron what is going on here.

The Republicans in our Federal government are like the laziest, most worthless troublemakers you knew in the seventh grade. And they think they're being so clever with their little games to try to get out of trouble--games that don't fool anyone other than those just as stupid and lazy as they are.

And the press just let's this go on, like it's really a thing. Like there's really any controversy about any of this.

Impeach the motherfucker already.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:48 AM

9. minngal

Where is Diane Feinstein?

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Response to marieo1 (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:44 AM

15. Exactly. Release the F'ing memo already. Why does the Democratic Party continue to play by the

rules at their Party's peril. Nunes released his bullshit memo against the Intel Community's objections and the world didn't come to an end. The GOP has people without Security Clearances giving Security Briefings to the Dotard. The Dems need to stop playing by the rules when the other party keeps saying, "We make the Rules".

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 02:55 PM

10. According to leading constitutional school Laurence Tribe

The Democrats don't need Trump's approval to release the memo - they just need their committee to approve the release.

can't find the link right now as I don't have access to twitter at work.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:43 PM

11. The only problem with Rep. Schiff's response

is that 72% of Americans have no idea what 'vindication' means

We really so have to dumb it down for the masses

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:10 PM

12. Of course he wouldn't release it. I'm sure (I hope) the Dem Leaders knew that beforehand.

I'm sure they did.

But for historical records, it's important the letter is a part of the record, now.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:24 PM

13. How come Schiff is the only Dem saying the truth? nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:50 AM

14. Say it..... He's AFRAID to release it. He's too SCARED to release it.

45* is a COWARD. If he was a REAL MAN he'd release the memo, but he's a SCAREDY CAT, a CHICKEN LIVER.

Democrats need to start attacking his fake toughness, that'll certainly get under his skin.

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