FBI Warns Republican Memo Could Undermine Faith In Massive, Unaccountable Government Secret Agencies
“Making this memo public will almost certainly impede our ability to conduct clandestine activities operating outside any legal or judicial system on an international scale,” said Wray, noting that it was essential that mutual trust exist between the American people and the vast, mysterious cabal given free rein to use any tactics necessary to conduct surveillance on U.S. citizens or subvert religious and political groups. “If we take away the people’s faith in this shadowy monolith exempt from any consequences, all that’s left is an extensive network of rogue, unelected intelligence officers carrying out extrajudicial missions for a variety of subjective, and occasionally personal, reasons.”
“Scorecard! Scorecard! Can’t tell the players without a scorecard!”
To: HPSCI Majority Members
From: HPSCI Majority Staff
Subject: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Abuses at the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation
FULL MEMO AT The Nunes memo
- * The Steele dossier formed an essential part of the initial and all three renewal FISA applications against Carter Page.
- * Andrew McCabe confirmed that no FISA warrant would have been sought from the FISA Court without the Steele dossier information.
- * The four FISA surveillance applications were signed by, in various combinations, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates, Dana Boente, and Rod Rosenstein.
- * The FBI authorized payments to Steele for work on the dossier. The FBI terminated its agreement with Steele in late October when it learned, by reading an article in Mother Jones, that Steele was talking to the media.
- * The political origins of the Steele dossier were known to senior DOJ and FBI officials, but excluded from the FISA applications.
- * DOJ official Bruce Ohr met with Steele beginning in the summer of 2016 and relayed to DOJ information about Steele’s bias. Steele told Ohr that he, Steele, was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected president and was passionate about him not becoming president.
“Whether inside the Environmental Protection Agency, within the Foreign Service, on the edges of the Labor Department or beyond, employees are using new technology as well as more old-fashioned approaches — such as private face-to-face meetings — to organize letters, talk strategy, or contact media outlets and other groups to express their dissent.”
The story described rogue, six-figure-salaried bureaucrats with nothing better to do all day than sit around hating our president and the deplorable people who defiantly elected him.
Democrats resist the Constitution.
That’s what the “resistance” is about. Its very name implies the threat of violence. After all, this is the party that believes in “by any means possible.”
Democrat John Wilkes Booth assassinated Lincoln. Democrat Nathan Forrest formed the Ku Klux Klan to resist the Republican takeover of the South during the Reconstruction. And today’s Democrats carry on that violent tradition: one Democrat shot and almost killed Republican House Whip Steve Scalise, and another Democrat attacked Senator Rand Paul, breaking his ribs.
Spying is too difficult, time consuming and often inaccurate. Disinformation is simple. So that’s what they have given us and always will. Did they want Trump to win? Absurd. Like everyone else — except me and Scott Adams — they thought Hillary was going to win. They just wanted to sow discord. This is so obvious a third grader should be able to figure it out. The whole Trump Russia Collusion story is, to put it simply, bananas. Not even Adam Schiff could really believe it — at least I hope not, in which case he would have to be a lunatic.