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  1. Joe Bloggs

     /  February 6, 2018

    More Nunes fiction: claims Papadopoulos and trump never met, despite photographic evidence proving Nunes a liar

    Then there’s this gem:

    Look, getting drunk in London and talking to diplomats, saying that you don’t like Hillary Clinton – I think it’s kind of scary that our intelligence agencies would take that an use it against [an] American citizen.
    – Devin Nunes

    But tweets between 2 FBI agents saying they don’t like Trump, is good enough reason for Nunes to claim the whole FBI is corrupt.

    You can’t make this stuff up…? Well clearly Nunes can.

  2. I can’t find any sign of Trump claiming credit for this.

  3. Joe Bloggs

     /  February 6, 2018

    Oh… and one for David, for your spirited and unswerving support of the Nunes memo, in the face of all the debunking that has taken place since…

    Remember that at the heart of the Nunes memo was his misleading claim that the FBI FISA application to monitor Page made no reference to the political origins of the Steele dossier

    In his overnight appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Nunes was asked about reports over the weekend that the FBI did refer to the political nature of the dossier in their FISA application.

    Nunes conceded that the application did actually disclose the potential political origins of the dossier.

    By itself, that debunks the memo.

    Even without all of the other flaws that have been highlighted, it’s evident by his own admission on Fox and Friends that Nunes has cherry-picked and misrepresented things to protect trump from investigation of his associates’ ties to Russia

  4. Transparency means both sides of the memos are made public – if Trump doesn’t rule against the Intelligence Committee.

  5. Trump seems to think it’s treasonous not to clap and bow to him. (Was he treasonous when he attacked Obama?)

    “They were like death and un-American. Somebody said ‘treasonous.’ I mean, eh. I guess, why not? Can we call that treason, why not? I mean they certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much.”

    Trump seems to be confusing himself with the USA. It’s possible to like your country and to not be enraptured by the President’s speech.

    • A fair response.

      • MaureenW

         /  February 6, 2018

        Hillary Clinton purchased a FISA warrant to spy on Trump – and the FBI and DOJ all clapped and waved. That’s the cause of the current constitutional crisis in the US today.

  6. Alan Wilkinson

     /  February 6, 2018

    TDS still virulent I see. And Trump job approval is up a few percent. Terrible.

    • Patzcuaro

       /  February 6, 2018

      TDS as opposed to TAS, the Trump Adulation Syndrome.