Russia Probe Memo Released After President Trump Declassified It

11 February, 2018, 08:04 | Author: Wade Massey
  • President Donald Trump at the State of the Union

The memo, written by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, raises concerns about the FBI's attempts to secure a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant, which it says "represent a troubling breakdown of legal processes established to protect the American people from abuses related to the FISA process".

President Donald Trump has declassified a Republican-drafted memo which alleges the probe into possible collusion between his election campaign and Russian Federation is a product of political bias against Trump.

Former FBI Director James Comey scorned the memo that was released by House Republicans after being declassified Friday by President Donald Trump, saying it doesn't add up to much.

"Their (sic) was no Collusion and there was no Obstruction (the word now used because, after one year of looking endlessly and finding NOTHING, collusion is dead)".

Early last week Nunes told Democrat Rep. Mike Quigley during a House Intelligence Committee meeting that the FBI and Justice Department have "been under investigation by this committee for many, many months for FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] abuse and other matters".

Democrats have alleged key facts were not included in the memo, calling it misleading and accusing Republicans of trying to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Democrats said it was a set of cherry-picked claims aimed at smearing law enforcement and releasing the memo would damage law enforcement and intelligence work.

The memo adds that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told the committee in December 2017 that "no surveillance warrant would have been sought" without the dossier.

Butting heads just as they had before the memo's release, Trump and his critics stuck to the positions they had staked out in the weeks leading up to the hotly disputed release of the memo prepared by Republicans on the House intelligence committee.

Microsoft (MSFT) PT Raised to $115.00 at Citigroup
It increased, as 40 investors sold MSFT shares while 952 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 708 raised stakes. Highbridge Capital Management Llc sold 487,800 shares as the company's stock declined 3.45% while stock markets rallied.

North Korean Leader Invites South Korean President to Pyongyang
Korea or exchange pleasantries w/ the most oppressive regime on earth", Agen tweeted, with check marks next to each item. Pence told North Korean officials he would skip a dinner at the reception so he could meet with US athletes.

Kim Jong Un Invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang
Kim Yo-jong has become the first member of the ruling North Korean family to visit South Korea since 1950-53 Korean War. Moon has invited Kim and other senior North Korean officials to a luncheon at Seoul's presidential palace on Saturday.

He accused House Republicans of pushing for the memo's release in an effort to end the Russian Federation investigation, despite concerns from the FBI and Justice Department. It is Trump, of course, who is the one bent on undermining an investigation into whether he and those closest to him have broken the law, and who is engaged in bare-knuckled politics to keep that investigation from taking its proper course.

A controversial document prepared by Republican members of Congress accuses USA law enforcement officials of abusing their surveillance authorities during the Russian Federation investigation.

The White House said the president would be open to releasing the Democratic memo after it was subjected to a security review.

It focuses on the court-approved wiretapping of Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign who was put under electronic surveillance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Ranking Member Adam B. Schiff is expected to offer a motion to release the 10-page document, which Democrats have promised to send to the Justice Department for redactions.

President Trump approved the declassification of the memo and said it revealed a disgraceful story.

Ryan says he also wants the Dems' memo released for transparency sake.

"I stand by our shared determination to do our work independently and by the book".

"I never heard that", Priebus said on NBC's Meet the Press.


  • Here's why the stadium looked empty during the Opening Ceremonies

    Here's why the stadium looked empty during the Opening Ceremonies

    The dictator's sister, Kim Yo Jong, and the country's 90-year-old nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam, were seated a row behind. The last summit was held in October 2007 between Roh Moo-hyun and Kim Jong Il, the father of the current North Korean leader.
    Carvalhal goes on the attack - and Swansea cook up a win

    Carvalhal goes on the attack - and Swansea cook up a win

    However, because it was raining and Swansea kept it very tight at the back, they struggled to created many meaningful chances. Burnley have now gone 10 games without a victory - the longest winless run in the Premier League .

    Top Trump aides knew of abuse allegations

    The White House has faced a firestorm of criticism over its handling of the allegations and its response to them. But White House officials said Kelly pushed Porter to stay in the job even after the release of the photos.
  • Kim Jong-un invites South Korean president to Pyongyang

    There's worry, too, that the proposed summit Pyongyang may come with preconditions - a North Korean specialty. After sitting at a table, Kim Yo Jong placed a blue document folder in front of her.
    Samsung May Launch DeX Pad Along with Galaxy S9 in MWC 2018

    Samsung May Launch DeX Pad Along with Galaxy S9 in MWC 2018

    Now another image of the Galaxy S9 has leaked, showing the headphone port very much in tact. Recently, leaky expert Evan Blass has provided us with a look at the new DeX Pad .
    US Congress passes spending bill, sends to Trump to end shutdown

    US Congress passes spending bill, sends to Trump to end shutdown

    The delay in its passage began when Kentucky Republican Sen. "I want them to feel uncomfortable", he said. The young people were brought illegally to the country as children years ago, mostly from Mexico.
  • Everton midfielder Tom Davies: 'I am well-suited to Sam Allardyce tactics'

    Everton midfielder Tom Davies: 'I am well-suited to Sam Allardyce tactics'

    Sigurdsson took possession with the help of Niasse and the Iceland worldwide beat Hennessey to find the bottom corner of the net. Hennessey fails to gather Niasse's tame effort and Sigurdsson cuts it back for Davies who slots the ball into a gaping goal.
    Markets Right Now: Stocks struggle to stabilize after tumult

    Markets Right Now: Stocks struggle to stabilize after tumult

    Many market watchers have been predicting a pullback, saying stock prices have become too expensive relative to company earnings. U.S. benchmarks crashed lower on Thursday , with the Dow Jones finishing down 1,032 points at 23,860 - below the 24,000 level.
    Three Big 12 upsets shock college basketball on loaded Saturday slate

    Three Big 12 upsets shock college basketball on loaded Saturday slate

    Guard Devonte' Graham posted 23 to lead Kansas (19-6, 8-4) and guard Malik Newman added 14. "And I was confident in taking them". Baylor ended an 11-game losing streak in the series against the Jayhawks, including a 70-67 loss in Lawrence on January 20.
  • RUTH MARCUS: Trump and Kelly deserve one another

    An FBI background check previous year had uncovered the allegations of abuse by Porter, but he was allowed to remain in his job. Mr Trump said he was "sad" about Mr Porter's departure and that his former staffer was having a "tough time ".
    How to Watch the Olympics

    How to Watch the Olympics

    Roku , Apple TV and Chromecast owners looking to stream the Olympics have their choice of streaming services. There are several TV streaming services you can use to watch Winter Olympics live streams - no cable needed.
    United Nations  chief urges denuclearization to North Korea

    United Nations chief urges denuclearization to North Korea

    Moon said improved relations between the Koreas may be a step toward resolving the nuclear standoff. The jet flew with the official Korean standard and the name "North Korea" inscribed on its side.


Marco Belinelli plans to sign with 76ers once he clears waivers
Belinelli has previous played with every National Basketball Association team you can think of off the top of your head.

Gerard wins first United States gold of Games
McMorris broke his jaw and left arm, ruptured his spleen, suffered a pelvic fracture, rib fractures and a collapsed lung. Joining them in the 12-man final are Sebastien Toutant, from Repentigny, Que., and North Bay, Ont.'s Tyler Nicholson.

Ryan Saves Late Penalty To Earn Albion Point At Potters
Still, Adam looked poised to convert the rebound into a gaping goal only for Lewis Dunk to make a magnificent tackle to deny him. A lovely series of one-two passes put the winger in space to cut onto his right foot in the box and slot the ball home.

Liverpool emerge as favourites to sign out-of-favour Real Madrid star
It's safe to say that under no circumstances will Tottenham sell Kane to any club in the Premier League. I believe in my team and will do so until the end.

Aguero scores 4 as leader Man City thrashes Leicester 5-1
Despite having the majority of possession in the half, Manchester City were failing to create much of anything in the middle. On another day, De Bruyne would have got the nod, but the clinical finishing skills of Aguero were just so good in the end.

What the Nunes memo and the Democratic memo are all about
Neither the Nunes memo or the Dem memo should have been authored by the House Committee or released by the White House. Redacting parts of the Democratic rebuttal , of course, would play right into Schiff's hands-an outcome Rep.

Second White House staffer quits over abuse claims
But on Saturday, he appeared to question the allegations, raising concern about what he called a lack of "Due Process". Most - 65 percent - of these women do not believe that Trump is the "very stable genius" that he says he is.

Eagles Ran Fake Run Through To Throw Off Patriots From Spying
The Eagles played in four straight NFC Championships in the 2001-04 seasons but never won a Super Bowl. Those teams figure to be contenders for Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta if their quarterbacks are healthy.

Trump's chief of staff in harsh spotlight after senior aide's resignation
He has told the Washington Post that he was the victim of abuse and says he is seeking legal advice to address her defamation. He did a good job while he was in the White House, ' Trump said , before wishing him a 'wonderful career'.

Uber Settles With Waymo/Google For $245 Million In Stock
Uber rebutted that its self-driving sensor designs were unique and that Levandowski's actions were unrelated to his work at Uber. Behind the scenes, company officials admit, negotiations were taking place.