With unsubstantiated reports about Robert Mueller “closing in on the president” representing the media’s weak attempt to distract the public from the real story, Capitol Hill is still abuzz with apprehension and excitement over the mysterious MEMO that purports to show conspiratorial wrongdoing within the nation’s top intelligence agencies.
So far, very few Democrats in Congress have laid eyes on the memo, which is a work produced by the House Intelligence Committee. Despite the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo trending worldwide last week, Rep. Devin Nunes has declined to move forward with a public release. However, unless the White House objects, the House Intelligence Committee may choose to do that in the coming days.
As of right now, all we have to go on is the word of those who have actually read the memo, and they aren’t exactly being forthcoming. Hints and innuendo have leaked, but that’s about all. It’s been enough, though, to cause great concern among Americans who think there were deep state shenanigans at play when the Obama administration chose to spy on the Trump campaign. Democrats (unfortunately and unsurprisingly) are fully opposed to the release of the memo, which they have characterized as a piece of Republican propaganda. Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has essentially said the American people are not smart enough to read the document and draw their own conclusions as to its contents. Gotta love them elitists.
But you know what we love even more? Democrats who are out there toeing Schiff’s line while quietly admitting that they have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about. Democrats like Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia who made this classic comment on CNN: “I have not seen the memo, but I think it is sloppy, careless, and I think it has no grounding in fact.”
How utterly remarkable that a sitting senator can go on television, say something this absurd, and get away with it. No media bias, you say? No, no. None at all. If Warner were a Republican, this one would go right up there with “alternative facts” as an object of media mockery. But you know, since he’s a Democrat and all Republicans are evil, then he’s probably right, so why challenge him?
Whether the Obama intelligence community deliberately misled the FISA court in their attempt to meddle in the election or were simply incompetent and a little too willing to fall for Hillary’s opposition research remains to be seen. But every day, it looks more and more like they based all of their warrant-seeking information on the so-called dossier – a piece of political fiction that wasn’t worth the paper it was printed on. Intentional or not, this kind of recklessness that needs to be exposed and punished.