Defiant Republicans ready to send secret Russia memo to Trump
A review of the House Intelligence Committee's 13 GOP members shows firm support for what a top Justice Department official calls an 'extraordinarily reckless' move.
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are on the verge of defying the Department of Justice and voting to release a classified memo they say will reveal misconduct by senior FBI officials involved in investigating President Donald Trump's campaign.
POLITICO contacted or reviewed statements by the committee’s 13 Republicans, and found near-unanimous support for making public the memo, which Democrats call a misleading effort to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Trump’s ties to Russia.
A vote by the committee — expected as soon as Wednesday — to release the controversial document would put its fate into the hands of President Donald Trump, who has not taken a clear position on its public disclosure.
The committee sentiment suggests that House Republicans are unfazed by a top Justice Department official’s warning that doing so without first consulting the department would be “extraordinarily reckless,” and underscores the GOP’s determination to shift attention from Russian election influence onto alleged anti-Trump bias among federal Russia investigators.
The memo, drafted by Republican House Intelligence Committee staffers, has become a cause célèbre in conservative media and on Twitter, where its most active cheerleaders include the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr. It alleges that FBI agents seeking a fall 2016 warrant to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page concealed the role a controversial private dossier alleging Kremlin influence over Trump played in their decision, according to sources who have read it.
truth is coming out
DAVOS (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump said Friday that reports suggesting that he had ordered the firing of Robert Mueller, who oversees the Russia investigation, were “fake news.”
When asked to comment on The New York Times report, claiming that the US president had ordered Mueller’s firing last June, but changed his mind when the White House counsel threatened to resign, Trump told reporters on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum that it was "fake news."
In its Thursday's article, The New York Times also reported, citing sources speaking
on the condition of anonymity,
Yeah fake news...so far that's all the trump haters have.
buncha fake boobs
"Collusion" Conspiracy Crumbles: Facebook Finds "Insignificant Overlap" Between Russian Ads, Trump
Well that messed up propaganda plan avroed pretty badly.