FBI Opposes Memo Release Due To "Inaccurate Information"

Update 1240ET: In what CNN described as a "rate public warning," the FBI released a statement Wednesday saying it has "grave concerns" over the accuracy of the House Intel Committee's memo describing purportedly egregious FISA abuses.

"With regard to the House Intelligence Committee’s memorandum, the FBI was provided a limited opportunity to review this memo the day before the committee voted to release it. As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy," the FBI said in a statement.

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Update 1130ET: Bloomberg reports that FBI Director Christopher Wray told the White House he opposes release of a classified Republican memo alleging bias at the FBI and Justice Department because it contains inaccurate information and paints a false narrative, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Of course, given the allegedly terrible picture the memo paints of The FBI, it is perhaps not entirely surprising that Wary would oppose its release, however, if this sourced reporting proves correct, it plays very badly for Republicans as it would seem to confirm Rep. Schiff's accusations.

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As we detailed earlier, just before President Trump headed to the Capitol for last night's "State of the Union", the Washington Post reported that top Justice Department officials made a last-ditch plea on Monday to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly about the dangers of publicly releasing the memo.

Shortly before the House Intelligence Committee voted to make the document public, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein warned Kelly that the four-page memo prepared by House Republicans could jeopardize classified information and implored the president to reconsider his support for making it public.

But those pleas from Rosenstein - who isn't exactly the West Wing's favorite lawman, and whose name apparently appears in the memo - have apparently fallen on deaf ears.

Last night, President Trump promised a lawmaker that the memo would "100%" be released now that the House Intel Committee has voted to approve its release.

 

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Kilmeade and Kelly

And during a Fox News Radio interview with Brian Kilmeade, Chief of Staff John Kelly added that the memo would be publicly released "pretty quick."

"I'll let all the experts decide that when it's released. This president wants everything out so the American people can make up their own minds," he said.

 

 

While Democrats have accused Republicans of using the memo to try and interfere with the Mueller probe, the Wall Street Journal editorial board today explained that Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes adhered to procedure during the process of compiling and distributing the memo. The Democrats, who have compiled a memo of their own, have not.

While the reports specific contents are not yet known, last week we reported the four-page "FISA memo" alleges egregious surveillance abuses by the FBI, DOJ and Obama administration, specifically now-former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former Director James Comey and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

 

Comments

BaBaBouy Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:50 Permalink

Whats da Holdup, RELEASE IT !

Edit: I kind of suspected it, looks like this memo will never see the light of day, just like

those JFK Docs they were supposed to release in their Entirety ...

hedgeless_horseman MrBoompi Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:56 Permalink

 

How will Van Jones explain it to his children?

Option A:

Well kids, now that it is perfectly clear that I and my co-conspirators at CNN were either wrong or lying about Trump and Hillary, and that, in hindsight, you will surely come to understand this as fact, and that all my talk of white lash on television was obviously just race baiting and playing the victim, can you forgive your dad?  

Option B:

Well kids, don't believe anything you read on the internet, it is all just fake news.  Trump is a racist and colluded with the Russians, and Hillary never dressed up in blackface, nor received $150,000,000 from the Russians, or had Seth Rich and a few other friends of her killed.  Keep listening to your dad and you will surely come to understand this as fact, and that all my talk of white lash on television was obviously true, and that because you are half-black you are forever victims.   Daddy loves you, and would never, ever, lie to you.

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DownWithYogaPants hooligan2009 Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:52 Permalink

Have em run butt nekid with the placard for the classic sports moment reels to keep running it!

.........for those of you who remember the user name == Ben Franklin Was Right   who was a liberal troll who commented here on Zh a lot let's get him and do a Stalag 17 affair where we release him into the stadium nekid with the placard and let him rip run~!

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revjimbeam El Vaquero Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:18 Permalink

They dont want to release the fucking memo or they already would have. If they released it they,the republicans,would actually have to do something and they just dont have the balls. Theyd rather have tje talking point...red meat for the base.
With allowing this much time between the mention of the memos existence and its release they allowed the democrats to build a defense and narrative to counter and invalidate the memo...intentionally.if they just dropped it all hell would have broken loose, and the public would demand action. But this whole mess ends at obama, and no one on our side has the will to go thay far. im so fucking tired of people like nunes and chavetz thst say 'oh we got these motherfuckers now' and never hear about it again.
Until an actual prosecution begins every word these faggots say is bullshit posturing.

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