Tuesday, 6 February 2018

X22 Political and geopolitical news - 02/05/2017

Did The Deep State Just Threaten The US With An Event? 

Adam Schiff’s Russia stupidity can be easily explained by examining his Ukrainian connection.

Is he warning of a false flag attack?

Adam Schiff Suggests Another Oklahoma City Bombing Could Happen Because Of GOP FISA Memo

Adam Schiff: "But the real damage they have done is they have damaged the relationship between our committee and the intelligence community in the future. They are going to be wary about sharing information pause they won’t trust us to be responsible stewards of it. And sources of information are going to dry up. If you have a neighbor next door who is buying a lot of fertilize and it seems odd because they don’t have a yard, are you going to think twice because if they get a search warrant for your neighbor and something is politicized, the political winds change and there’s an investigation, your identity is going to be revealed. Because you really can’t trust that this is going to be kept confidential anymore. There’s a reason why this process has never been used before. Even so, the process presumed that the president of the United States who has a veto over this would be a responsible person who would have the interest of the nation at heart. And that’s not what we have here."

Rachel Maddow: "Congressman Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the house intelligence committee, currently engaged in a fight to have the Democrat rebuttal memo to this declassified and. Released. Thank you for being with us tonight."

Adam Schiff: "Thank you."

House approves release of Democrats’ rebuttal memo

The House Intelligence Committee has voted to publish the memo authored by the Democrats challenging last week’s majority report about the FBI and DOJ abuses of surveillance powers to spy on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

On Monday evening, the committee voted unanimously to release the Democrats’ memo and sent it to the White House for final approval, following the same path the document commissioned by chairman Devin Nunes (R-California) took last week. Democrats voted against that memorandum’s publication.

The Nunes memo accused the senior FBI and Justice Department officials of obtaining a FISA warrant to spy on a Trump campaign staffer chiefly on the basis of the dodgy dossier authored by British ex-spy Christopher Steele and paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign, without disclosing the political bias behind it.

The rebuttal memo was written by ranking member Adam Schiff (D-California), who has accused Nunes of “cherry-picking” information in his document and tried to prevent its publication. Schiff’s memo was approved for distribution to House members last Monday, and has attracted more interest from Republicans than Democrats so far.

Trump “would be inclined” to publish Schiff’s memo if it goes “through the same process” as the document commissioned by Nunes, White House spokesman Raj Shah told CNN on Friday.

Over the weekend, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) called on Trump to release the Schiff memo, while the House Judiciary Committee ranking member Jerrold Nadler (D-New York) sent out a six-page letter on Sunday challenging the Nunes memo to the House Democrats. The contents of the document wereleaked to NBC.

In his letter, Nadler argued that Steele was a credible source and that the American public should believe there was probable cause in the warrant because “the Department of Justice thought so,” and “a federal judge agreed.”

Nadler accused the Republicans of an “organized effort to obstruct” the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller and “provides no credible basis whatsoever” for removing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the Mueller investigation.

Nunes, however, says his memo was not aimed at Rosenstein or Mueller. Rather, the abuses it revealed indicate that Rosenstein, AG Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray “have work to do” at their respective agencies, he told Fox News’ Special Report on Friday.

President Trump made his opinions clear on Monday, calling Schiff “one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington,” while defending Nunes as “a man of tremendous courage and grit” who “may someday be recognized as a Great American Hero for what he has exposed.”

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