House Intel Committee Will Take Up Democratic Memo On Monday: Report

As the fallout from the Friday release of the Republicans' long-awaited FISA memo dominates the weekend news cycle, Reuters is reporting that the House Intelligence Committee will take up consideration of the Democrats' rebuttal memo on Monday, according to two anonymous sources familiar with the deliberations.

The panel, which on Friday released the Republican document, will consider whether to declassify the Democratic memo, which Democrats say will highlight flaws and other shortcomings in the Republicans' memo, which President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that the memo "totally vindicates" him in the Russia probe. The meeting will take place at 5 pm ET on Monday, one of the sources said.

As we pointed out earlier, Democrats have begun drafting talking points to help rebut the memo - though these have been drafted independent of the memo.

Nadler's talking points - which are separate from the official response by House Intel Committee Democrats - call the GOP-authored memo "deeply misleading," and claim that Republicans are now "part and parcel to an organized effort to obstruct" Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“Until now, we could only really accuse House Republicans of ignoring the President’s open attempts to block the Russia investigation,” Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee said in the four-page letter released on Saturday. The document provided a point-by-point rebuttal to the Republican memo alleging bias in Mueller’s probe of possible links between Russia and Trump’s campaign, according to Bloomberg's summary.


House Intel Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff

“With the release of the Nunes memo - a backhanded attempt to cast doubt on the origins of the Special Counsel’s investigation - we can only conclude that House Republicans are complicit in the effort to help the President avoid accountability for his actions and for the actions of his campaign,” the talking points read.

In the memo, Democrats argue that the Page warrant was justified because he was "more likely than not, an agent of a foreign power."

“Carter Page was, more likely than not, an agent of a foreign power. The Department of Justice thought so. A federal judge agreed. The consensus, supported by the facts, forms the basis of the warrant issued,” Nadler writes in the rebuttal.

Assuming the issue of releasing the document is taken up by the House committee on Monday, it's unclear when it will be released.

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As a reminder, the House Intel Committee already voted down Ranking Member Adam Schiff's demand that the committee vote to declassify the Democrats' memo...

Schiff: ".. I find the memo to be deeply misleading. We wrote for the committee a memo that sets out the accurate facts and their proper context. And, of course, not surprisingly, when we took this up the last night and the majority said that in the interest of full transparency they thought the public should see this, we moved to make our own memoranda public at the same time, and they voted that down."

"And you could certainly say, well, isn't the Democratic memo going to be just as skewed as the Republican memo? That's not always the case. There are times when one party gets it right. The problem is the public won't get to see the underlying materials, won't get to make that judgment."

But that's the whole point of this GOP exercise. It's the politicization of intelligence to protect the president, to circle the wagons around the White House as Bob Mueller's investigation gets closer and closer to the president."

Meanwhile, the Hill reports that, after initially opposing the release, Republicans on the Intel Committee are signaling mounting openness toward releasing the Democrats' memo as political pressure mounts.


zorba THE GREEK mpcascio Sun, 02/04/2018 - 14:49 Permalink

Adam is full of Schiff, and his memo and talking points are aimed at the uninformed Democratic voters. They will try to  delay the real investigation with every tactic they can pull out of their hats, until after the November elections. They are hoping to get a congressional majority and called for impeachment of Trump on "trumped" up charges so that can claim that any attempts by the Republicans to seek charges against the traitors in the FBI and DOJ are just a diversionary tactic from the impeachment. 

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IH8OBAMA Looney Sun, 02/04/2018 - 14:55 Permalink

I have some advice for the House Intel. Committee.  Call Nancy Pelosi into conference and have her bend over.  Then SHOVE THE DIM MEMO UP HER ASS!  :-)

(Note to committee members. Wear hazmat suits.)


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847328_3527 JoeJitsu Sun, 02/04/2018 - 15:06 Permalink

We now have proof the FBI and Hillary [and possibly Hussein bin Bama] colluded to block Trump from becoming president.


So what exactly is Mue-Her investigating now and wasting our money on?


Clinton has lied repeatedly about funding the dossier: Kennedy


Hillary Clinton LYING THREE TIMES UNDER OATH Before Congress

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AlaricBalth 847328_3527 Sun, 02/04/2018 - 15:18 Permalink

Why has Adam Schiff come out of relative obscurity a few years ago and has now become the leading anti Russia hawk in Congress?

Adam Schiff is an owned hatchet man of Ukrainian arms dealer Igor Pasternak. Schiff's anti-Russian narrative is carefully orchestrated by his Ukrainian handlers. Pasternak profited handsomely from the Ukraine - Russia war over Donbas and Crimea. Initially the Dems and Repubs each had presidential election convention position planks stating they would supply offensive weapons to Ukraine. Trump's people thought it would be a good idea to reach a new detente with Russia and had the language of that plank softened to say "will provide support" instead of "offensive weapons". This enraged war profiteer Pasternak, who would have made  millions more from Ukraine - Russia hostilities, and hence the Russiagate narrative was hatched



Pasternak, who was raised and educated in Ukraine before immigrating to the United States, is a passionate promoter of Ukrainian culture and business. He has been active in both Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. to support increased bilateral ties between the two countries and has been especially active building awareness of Ukraine’s strategic economic importance among Members of Congress. Since political protests broke out across Ukraine in late 2013, Pasternak has worked to personally inform and educate Members of Congress about the geostrategic importance of Ukraine to European and US security.

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Chupacabra-322 AlaricBalth Sun, 02/04/2018 - 15:21 Permalink


So let me get this straight.


These Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths are going to Publish a PsyOp based on a PsyOp?


The Criminals are attempting to reverse engineer lies & Gas Light the low Information / Low informed  masses. “The jig is up.”


 And, they’ve been caught in perhaps the biggest High Crimes Against the American People in History. Treason & Sedition.  Call it what it is.  













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dot_bust Chupacabra-322 Sun, 02/04/2018 - 15:39 Permalink

They're doubling down on a bad bet, and they'll keep going with this shit until their entire propaganda effort implodes spectacularly.

This is a battle between an elected President and the unelected intelligence community.

JFK tried to dislodge the Deep State but was murdered by them before he could do so.

And, if Deep State operatives can't dislodge Trump with their fake dossier, then they'll have the Federal Reserve collapse the markets in order to oust him.

Actually, the process of the Fed collapsing the markets has already begun. For evidence, see the Fed's recent reverse repos.

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Chupacabra-322 dot_bust Sun, 02/04/2018 - 16:15 Permalink

@ Agreed.  The Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths at the CIA cannot outright Execute him.  They’ll continue to Neutralize him.


The slow Collapse already occured in 2008.  No doubt, these Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths / Central Planners / Elite Scum have been restructuring since.  I have.  And, those ahead of the curve have been too.

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gearjammers1 AlaricBalth Sun, 02/04/2018 - 16:45 Permalink

Pasternak is Jew. The author Boris Pasternak was the Jew who wrote "Doctor Zhiviago" which hid the Jewish role in the Russian Revolution. Jewish garbage for Western consumption. I got a quarter way through the novel Zhivago and gave it up in disgust. Jews = victim, Russians = bad guys. David Lean, the director of "Zhivago" was a white-hating shit. Watch Lean's later movies, full of white-hating guilt. Read Solzhenitsyn's 200 years together to find out really happened in Russia. That is, if you can find a copy, because it's banned Western countries. Also, research the violent reaction to Solzhenitsyn when his book was published. Google "Solzhenitsyn - anti-semite"

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Boogity espirit Sun, 02/04/2018 - 18:39 Permalink

Declassifying the underlying documents won't make any difference...   More than 50% of Americans wont ever read any of the declassified documents because they are functionally illiterate with double-digit IQ's.  Most of the remaining Americans get their "news" from the MSM which won't portray the documents accurately or simply won't report on them at all.   

The Deep State's soft coup d'état will continue to roll forward with Mueller indicting Trump within a few months and Trump probably either resigning or being impeached before the November 2018 mid-term elections.  Say hello to President Mike "Pastor" Pence by this time next year. 

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AtATrESICI Looney Sun, 02/04/2018 - 15:03 Permalink

"...President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that the memo "totally vindicates" him in the Russia probe." The RUSSIA,RUSSIA,RUSSIA deal is fake as fuck from DAY 1, but that's just me. Alas half the country are full-tard surveillance state lovers. So fuck them.

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tyrone Chauncey Gardener Sun, 02/04/2018 - 20:05 Permalink

The Democrat party is in early death throes.  They will eventually die as more of their morons will each stumble and reveal some more treasonous acts or perpetrators.  They just cannot help themselves.  Besides, it all plays into Jeff Session's hand to be slow playing the investigation of the entire corruption-ridden obama administration to get the next batch of criminals hiding in the dark corners.  One by one the perps will be arrested, charged, and squeezed dry of all their knowledge of other criminal perps in an attempt to save their own hides.

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Billy the Poet zorba THE GREEK Sun, 02/04/2018 - 14:52 Permalink

Is this new Democrat memo sourced from the Kremlin like their dossier was?


How Ex-Spy Christopher Steele Compiled His Explosive Trump-Russia Dossier

Source A—to use the careful nomenclature of his dossier—was “a senior Russian Foreign Ministry figure.” Source B was “a former top level intelligence officer still active in the Kremlin.”…

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GUS100CORRINA zorba THE GREEK Sun, 02/04/2018 - 14:59 Permalink

My response: Anything coming from Adam Schiff is a LIE!!! Why? Because he is covering his perverted, evil butt!!! Read notes below and be amazed. 

Adam "shifty, slimy" Schiff is implicated in human trafficking and is suspected to be involved with pedo ring.

Someone has the "GOODS" on AS and he is compromised. 


QAnon posts in Jan'18 are saying people killed in heli crash were involved in a pedo ring and that Congressman Adam Schiff is involved! (pizzagate)

All the posts can be easily seen at following URL:

There was a Jan'18 helicopter crash in Newport Beach. This article has this to say about two of the dead:

The victims were: Joseph Anthony Tena, 60, of Newport Beach; Kimberly Lynne Watzman, 45, of Santa Monica; and Brian R. Reichelt, 56, of Hollywood, Florida.

Watzman and Reichelt were both employed with The Standard chain of boutique hotels, which has locations in West Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles, a company spokesperson confirmed.

QAnon says this was relevant in this drop: Helicopter. CRASH. Newport Beach. Hotel GM. What happened @ those hotels? Q

An anon figured out who died, then Q posted What happened @ hotel? [AS] What is [AS] attempting right now? Favor repaid. Q

Then an anon replied "some incident with Adam SHIT happened at a hotel and was covered up. He is repaying the favor by trying to cover this up. Anons, we are looking for a death cover-up of AS doing"

To which Q replied How ‘they’ control those they need. One recent example. Relevant today. Learn. Q

Then another anon replied to this, "Pedo ring human trafficking at hotel, Adam shiftys district, he knew, he’s trying to cut a deal cause he knows he’s grass."

To which Q finally replied The intel just dropped is bigger than you can imagine. Q

Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness.

Looks like sitting top congressman involved in a pedo ring. Wow. Just wow.

Fiat justitia

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FlKeysFisherman mpcascio Sun, 02/04/2018 - 16:26 Permalink

" anyone going to jail?"

L. Patrick Gray was the Attorney General for Nixon who destroyed the files that were stolen from the Watergate Hotel. He confessed and resigned.

Did he go to jail? No, they harassed and embarrassed him for the next 8 years by making him appear before committees. That's it.

I suspect we'll see the same with this scandal.


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