The anti-Trump press frantically denies reality. One panelist claims there is no such thing as a deep state. Another claims the 4-page memo is the product of a conspiracy theory.
The anti-Trump political faction is fighting the evidence of FBI complicity in a political plot against Trump. Schumer wrote a letter demanding that Rep. Nunes be removed as chair of the House Select Committee on Intelligence. When’s the last time a senator made such an absurd demand? Pelosi also seeks his ouster.
The memo is actually MILD, very MILD in comparison to everything that went on in 2016 that is known to those who followed this closely, but is not yet known by the general public because the anti-Trump media covered it up and joined in the anti-Trump cacophony. Therefore, it shows total panic by the anti-Trump faction when Pelosi lashes out with huge falsehoods:
“President Trump has surrendered his constitutional responsibility as Commander-in-Chief by releasing highly classified and distorted intelligence.”
This is a total falsehood. There is absolutely nothing in this memo that remotely resembles truely material intelligence or even any lower degree of intelligence that affects national security via revelations to an enemy or purported enemy. Classification of it in the first place is a farce. This stuff is important in showing an FBI captured by anti-Trump forces, but not important with respect to compromising the U.S. vis-a-vis any foreign country or internal domestic threat.
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Therefore, it’s even more outrageous for Pelosi to claim that Trump is collaborating with Russia:
“By not protecting intelligence sources and methods, he just sent his friend Putin a bouquet.”
There is zip in this memo that reveals anything about U.S. sources and methods that many other intelligence services in this world already know, not only by dint of covert spying but by access to open-source documents. A great deal can be found out merely by closely following a subject, keeping records, examining what people say, and connecting the dots.
“Democrats blasted the move as a ‘shameful’ attempt to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and parallel congressional probes, while Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said the memo’s ‘attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests — no party’s, no president’s, only Putin’s.’
McCain is a Republican?? He’s in Democratic-denial too.
As for Mueller’s investigation, its purpose is not a “Russia investigation” as the NBC news article says. Clearly, Mueller is attempting to bring down Trump. Russia is an excuse to catch Trump’s aides or Trump himself fumbling the balls tossed their way by Mueller’s investigation itself. There has been no Russia crime or dereliction of duty by Trump, and so Mueller is going for “obstruction of justice”. That is, if there is no Trump crime, then attempt to create a crime by peripheral legal interactions. There are innumerable traps that can be set by Mueller and his anti-Trump gang of legal hoods, and they’re setting them.
Is it a crime for Trump to have considered shutting down Mueller? Why not? Who’s running the show, Trump or Mueller? Who was elected, Trump or Mueller? Who’s the chief executive, Trump or Mueller? “The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.” Mueller’s boss is Trump. Why shouldn’t Trump be mulling over and considering firing a man or a group that’s intent on subverting a constitutional process? His oath demands nothing less. The power to fire subordinates is within the executive Power.