( Fox News ) President Trump on Saturday dismissed a Democratic rebuttal to the GOP memo outlining government surveillance abuses in the 2016 campaign as a “total political and legal bust,” claiming that it only confirms the ”terrible things” that were done by the nation’s intelligence agencies.
The rebuttal, written by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, concluded that officials at the FBI and Justice Department “did not abuse the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) process, omit material information or subvert this vital tool to spy on the Trump campaign.”
Democrats sought to counter claims made in a Republican memo released this month that the FBI and DOJ relied on a Democrat-funded anti-Trump dossier to ask the FISA court for a warrant to monitor Trump adviser Carter Page. Democrats have claimed that the Republican memo leaves out important information.
But Trump was unimpressed by the 10-page memo.
Nunes on Democrat Memo Drop: It Proves Dems, Hillary Campaign Colluded with Russians
Breitbart News asked Nunes whether or not anything in what’s been made public points to collusion with the Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign.
“We’ve only seen collusion between the Democratic Party, the Hillary campaign, and the Russians,” Nunes said.
“We have no evidence of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia,” he added.
- LIMBAUGH: If these Russians were charged the way everybody thought charges were gonna happen, then they could charge Hillary, and they could charge Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS. But they can’t be charged just because the Russians have been, because the charges are different.
RUSH: “Well, if Mueller can indict the Russians, why can’t he indict Hillary and Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele?” And the answer is very simple, and it’s also very sneaky. Take a look at that indictment. This indictment is written very, very craftily. It is very, very good in its disinformation. The indictment describes all of the things the Russians were doing to try to interfere in our democratic process. It describes the trolling and the way they were using internet bots and other bad actors to influence the American people to think one way or the other.
But then when you get in the indictment to the charges, you see that the charges are not any of that. No. The Russians are charged with mail fraud. The Russians are charged with wire fraud. The Russians are charged with defrauding the U.S. government. The Russians are charged with identity theft. The Russians weren’t charged with interfering in American elections.
So there was a knee-jerk reaction. “Well, hey, doesn’t this open up Hillary and Steele and Fusion GPS? Doesn’t this just make them the next target?” No. Because Hillary and Fusion GPS, mail fraud? Wire fraud? Defraud the U.S. government? Identity theft? Ha! None of that’s applicable.
HANNITY: Rush Limbaugh had an amazing point on his radio show yesterday about why Mueller only indicted the Russians for certain crimes. He nails it. This is brilliant. Take a look.
RUSH ARCHIVE: The things these Russians were charged with in the Mueller indictment are wire fraud, defrauding the United States, mail fraud. These charges that the Russians were hit with in this indictment have nothing to do with the avowed purpose of the special counsel investigation, literally nothing to do with it.
And if these Russians were charged the way everybody thought charges were gonna happen, then they could charge Hillary, and they could charge Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS. But they can’t be charged just because the Russians have been, because the charges are different.
HANNITY: That’s why they didn’t go after the FEC issues. That’s why they didn’t go after the FARC issue. What Rush is saying here is brilliant, is that Mueller may have been shielding Hillary Clinton by limited the charges announced against the Russian trolls ’cause all of that could have been applied to Fusion GPS, Hillary Clinton, the campaign, Perkins Coie, and the rest of them. Brilliant point.
- JW Tom Fitton: “We just found a third dossier. This one created by the Obama State Department.
- By my count, there are now at least 4 Obama/Clinton “get Trump” dossiers.”
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said there are at least four different anti-Trump dossiers stemming from Obama-Clinton inc.
FITTON: “There was no basis for a legitimate investigation into alleged collusion between Donald Trump and the Russians. The only basis was a smear job created by Hillary Clinton’s political operatives. In fact, there came out another Clinton dossier, this one created by Cody Shearer, who also got it to the FBI supposedly through Fusion GPS. Cody Shearer goes way back, he’s a longtime Clinton operative-henchman. So now that’s two dossiers. And guess what, we just found a third dossier. This one created by the Obama State Department.
We received the documents, we just released them this week. So what happens is, shortly before President Trump came into office, the Obama State Department gathered intelligence, classified material on Russian activities on elections and public policy, fights abroad specially in Europe [….] They sent them to their buddy Ben Cardin, a Democrat from Maryland.
So they were vacuuming classified information, creating a special dossier on Russia and sending classified information to, according to reports at the time, with the express purpose of not allowing the Trump administration to assert its prerogative on the handling of this classified information and its relations with Russia. The abuses don’t stop with the Obama FBI and DOJ, they continued into this Obama State Department and we want to know how this classified information was gathered, who ordered it, how it was disseminated and who else has it…They are in cover-up mode!”
- SARA CARTER: Deep State is “terrified” of the second bogus dossier that is coming out. (VIDEO)
- The FBI was using this second dossier as part of what they were doing to back up the other dossier by Christopher Steele, an unverified dossier.
Sara Carter went on FOX and Friends on Sunday morning to discuss the explosive FISA memo that was released on Friday.
Sara Carter: The second memo that the House Intelligence Committee is putting together. We’re still waiting for the Inspector General’s report that is going to be coming out. That’s going to be directed at Andrew McCabe, now former director Andrew McCabe, and others. And I think they’re terrified what’s going to come out here.
Here’s what we know. There was a second dossier that was put together by a person named Cody Shearer. He is a very controversial activist, a former reporter who worked with the Clintons in the past. And the FBI was also using this second dossier as part of what they were doing to back up the other dossier by Christopher Steele, an unverified dossier. And we believe Christopher Steele was also sending information to the State Department in bits and snippets. But I think the most important thing here and one of the things they are going to be looking at very closely are the leaks. There were a number of leaks out unverified information by possibly senior members of the Obama administration.
Via FOX and Friends:
MICHAEL FLYNN’S SON ON FISA MEMO: ‘I WANT JUSTICE. NO WAY OBAMA AND HILLARY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THIS!’
Robert Mueller’s witch hunt led to charges against Trump’s former National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn.
On Friday, Flynn’s son, Michael Flynn Jr. reacted to the FISA memo bombshell:
THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE! I WANT JUSTICE!
EVEN IF this memo was the only evidence to come out, IT STILL PROVES the DOJ AND FBI COLLUDED with the DNC AND HILLARY CLINTON campaign to overthrow an election. Does anyone honestly think that the Carter Page issue is where the corruption STOPPED w/in the FBI/DOJ
FISA MEMO WILL SHOW HOW OBAMA-HILLARY-DNC WEAPONIZED THE FBI TO TARGET ITS OPPONENTS – GOP REP. JEFF DUNCAN
South Carolina GOP Rep. Jeff Duncan:
Having read “The Memo,” the FBI is right to have “grave concerns” – as it will shake the organization down to its core – showing Americans just how the agency was weaponized by the Obama officials/DNC/HRC to target political adversaries
The FBI cannot act alone in their crookedness without orders and guidance from their big boss – and that’s Obama. Hillary Clinton and the DNC are part of the crooked plot but overall, it goes all the way to Obama.
- Second Trump-Russia dossier being assessed by FBI was written by Clinton supporter/former journalist Cody Shearer independently sets out some of the allegations made by ex-spy Christopher Steele
- The Shearer memo was provided to the FBI in October 2016
Guardian UK reports:
The FBI inquiry into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 US presidential election has been given a second memo that independently set out some of the same allegations made in a dossier by Christopher Steele, the British former spy.
The second memo was written by Cody Shearer, a controversial political activist and former journalist who was close to the Clinton White House in the 1990s.
Unlike Steele, Shearer does not have a background in espionage, and his memo was initially viewed with scepticism, not least because he had shared it with select media organisations before the election.
However, the Guardian has been told the FBI investigation is still assessing details in the ‘Shearer memo’ and is pursuing intriguing leads.
One source with knowledge of the inquiry said the fact the FBI was still working on it suggested investigators had taken an aspect of it seriously.
It raises the possibility that parts of the Steele dossier, which has been derided by Trump’s supporters, may have been corroborated by Shearer’s research, or could still be.