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#TheMemo: Worse Than Watergate?

Posted on | February 3, 2018 | 2 Comments

Chris Buskirk writes at American Greatness:

The FISA Abuse Memo is out and now we know why the Democrats were desperate to keep its contents hidden from the public: it confirms the worst fears not just of President Trump’s supporters but of everyone concerned about the abuse of police power, government corruption, and the sanctity of our elections.
The memo shows interference in the 2016 presidential election by hostile elements within a United States intelligence agency. It wasn’t the Russians we had to worry about — it was rogue actors at the highest levels of the FBI and Department of Justice. Left unanswered is to what extent the West Wing knew about or was complicit in this gross abuse of power. . . .
We now know that almost every accusation leveled against the president with regard to so-called “Russian collusion” actually reflects the actions of what amounts to a cabal of Democratic Party operatives working with FBI and Justice Department fellow-travellers. . . .

(Via Memeorandum.) Yesterday, I was talking to my brother and went on a rant about this: This was a set-up, an entrapment conspiracy. People associated with FusionGPS acted as agents-provocateurs to involve people associated with the Trump campaign with a make-believe Russian influence operation. There was no actual “Russian collusion” because the people who arranged the Trump Tower meeting weren’t working for the Kremlin, they were working for the Democrat Party.

It’s like what they used to say down South: If you ever go to a meeting of five Klansman, one of them will be an FBI undercover agent and at least two of the others will be confidential informants. In the case of the make-believe “Russian collusion,” it appears that practically everybody involved in trying to get the Trump campaign tangled up in this embarrassing mess was, in one way or another, working for FusionGPS, which was being bankrolled by the Clinton campaign and the DNC.

You can criticize the Trump people for having stumbled into the trap through carelessness or stupidity, and accuse them of “process crimes” in attempting to conceal their blunders, but you can’t charge them with “collusion” based on this FusionGPS hoax operation.

Underneath all the details, in other words, “Russian collusion” was as phony as the Rolling Stone gang-rape hoax.

“Haven Monahan” could not be reached for comment.

UPDATE: Roger Simon comments:

Adam Schiff, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, among seemingly dozens of Democrats, not to mention half the mainstream media, had been warning us for days that the release of the memo authored by Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee would place our national security at grave risk. “Sources and methods” would be revealed.
Now that we have seen the memo, it’s clear that was an absolutely bald-faced lie of the most obvious sort. Nothing in it impacts national security in the slightest. There’s no mention whatsoever of any “sources and methods.” . . .
Whatever else happened, the FBI clearly used a slanderous fictional document to get a FISA ruling to surveil Carter Page without telling the court the document was a pack of lies paid for by the Clinton campaign and written by a creepy spy with old-line Soviet connections. And they did it multiple times.

Well, of course, Democrats were lying. If they were honest, they wouldn’t be Democrats. But what bothers me is how the amateurism of the Trump campaign staff led them into a phony “Russian collusion” trap set up by Democrat operatives who then used the dossier — “a pack of lies paid for by the Clinton campaign” — to use government surveillance to catch them in this phony trap. What Democrats are angry about now is that the memo shows us how the strings were used to pull the puppets. People now have to start asking, who planned this operation?

 

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