Trump’s Feb 3 tweet is a piece of science fiction:
“This memo totally vindicates “Trump” in probe the Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on. Their 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). This is an American disgrace!”
The Nunes memo really says nothing about the Russian investigation headed by Robert Mueller. The Republican party has continued to insist that Carter Page was a minor volunteer in the campaign, something like the guy in the back of the room and totally unimportant. But the wiretap FISA warrant was generating results, or it would not have been renewed 3 times. Each renewal was presented in front of a different FISA judge. Different FBI and DOJ officials signed off on these applications. Trump knows this. The House Intelligence Committee knows this. And this is likely what is in the Democrat’s response. And the Democrat response likely concludes that nothing improper was done. In contrast to Trump’s tweet, the real parties that should be vindicated are the leaders of the FBI and DOJ.
The contents of the Trump dossier were never revealed by the media during the campaign. The bottom line is the media showed great restraint by not publishing this story. It was given to the media a couple months before the election and there was no way to collaborate the statements made in the dossier. So, the “liberal media” should also be vindicated.
But the great disrupter Trump has his dirt. The fact that Nunes memo is based on inaccurate, misleading and omitted information doesn’t bother him one iota. Everything about his career, says honesty isn’t part of the winning hand. It’s poker and bluffing your way through is just as good when things get hot. Honest and gently – No. Dishonest and loud wins.
Next steps. He doesn’t care about Democrat’s rebuttal so he wants Nunes to bury that memo. He would like Rosenstein to resign, but that won’t work because he has Session’s support. So, Trump sits there with this dirt, that has been publicly discredited by just about everyone who has experience with FISA warrants, and the FBI, and thinks maybe I can get away with firing Rosenstein and ending the Mueller investigation.
He would like to see more of the “dump Rosenstein” ads on TV. The Tea Party Patriots has a limited budgets to the Washington, DC area. Fox News is doing their part in attacking the Mueller investigation.
This ultimately comes down to how apathetic and poorly informed are the American people. Nunes memo is a dangerous pretext, but more over, it is a dangerous president with a pretext to politicize the FBI and DOJ.