What’s in the GOP Memo?
Republicans members of the House Intelligence Committee, mainly Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), has been released and if the information contained in the memo is correct, it could be very devastating for Democrats and the Mueller investigation of President Trump, his campaign and alleged Russian collusion.
Once the memo was made known on Capitol Hill, Democrats began squirming and resorting to all kinds of tactics to dismiss and destroy the memo along with those responsible for the writing. Some Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has already called for the ouster of Nunes from his position as Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, while others have dared to call for Nunes to be kicked out of the House altogether. After all, they can’t allow anyone to reveal their corruption.
So, what is in the memo that Democrats are so afraid of? Fox News lists 6 key points from the memo:
- Christopher Steele, who compiled the controversial dossier containing colorful but unverifiable claims about Trump, confirmed to former associate deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr that he “was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president.”
- The dossier was key to the FBI’s FISA warrant in its surveillance of members of Trump’s team.
- The FBI and DOJ obtained an initial FISA warrant targeting Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to Trump.
- The surveillance warrants and renewals did not mention that the dossier was paid for, at least in part, by the Democratic National Committee and the campaign for Hillary Clinton. The memo says the DOJ was aware at the time of the initial FISA application that “political actors were involved with the Steele dossier.”
- While Ohr met with Steele, Ohr’s wife was employed by Fusion GPS, the firm contracted to produce the dossier, and was assisting in opposition research on Trump, according to the memo. This information was also not included in the warrant.
- Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told the House Intelligence Committee in December 2017 that a surveillance warrant would not have been sought without the dossier and what it purportedly revealed.
Some Republican members of Congress have repeatedly called for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to reveal whether or not the dossier was the foundation of his investigation, and he has repeatedly refused to answer the question.
When the dossier was released and quickly proven to be false, Hillary Clinton, her campaign and the Democratic National Committee all denied having anything to do with it, which we know now are lies to protect themselves.
Democrats complain about the Trump presidency not being transparent as promised during the 2016 campaign. Trump and Republicans are saying they released the memo because they want to be transparent as promised, but now Democrats are criticizing the release, saying it should never have been made public. The only reason they didn’t want it made public is because of how damaging it is to their Party.
Many believe this memo is just the tip of the iceberg of Democratic corruption and once the entire iceberg is uncovered, it could destroy much of the Democratic Party and their credibility, if they have any.
If the accusations in the memo prove to be true, which they probably are, then a number of Democrats should be scared of being charged with crimes and sent to prison. As some Republicans on Capitol Hill have been saying this week, this memo is politically more explosive than the whole Watergate Affair. Hopefully, it will cost Democrats dearly, especially in this year’s midterm elections.