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Friday, February 02, 2018

CNN is Fake News

Unidentified "aides" are supposedly worried about the FBI Director doing what he hasn't said he will do. Right. Better not release the memo, then!
Top White House aides are worried FBI Director Christopher Wray could quit if the highly controversial Republican memo alleging the FBI abused its surveillance tools is released, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation tell CNN.

Wray has made clear he is frustrated that President Donald Trump picked him to lead the FBI after he fired FBI Director James Comey in May, yet his advice on the Nunes memo is being disregarded and cast as part of the purported partisan leadership of the FBI, according to a senior law enforcement official.

Wray's stance is "raising hell," one source familiar with the matter said.

Wray has not directly threatened to resign after clashing with Trump over the possible release of the memo, the source added, because that is not his style of dealing with conflict.
No one cares. Ignore the fake news and the bureaucrats desperately trying to keep their corrupt backsides covered. Release the memo unredacted.

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53 Comments:

Anonymous Bob February 02, 2018 10:19 AM  

Why would they care? If he isn't on the train he goes down the drain. Simple as that.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 02, 2018 10:23 AM  

Wray can be replaced. Have they forgotten this?

Anonymous Stickwick February 02, 2018 10:25 AM  

Top White House aides are worried...

Sounds like copy from a celebrity gossip rag. It's always, "A source close to the embattled star" giving us the scoop. Yes, we totally buy that. So truth. Much credible.

Blogger StrawMan February 02, 2018 10:25 AM  

Barring some extraordinary new revelations, the memo looks like a dud, like most "bombshells" in our new 4Chan fueled era. Carter Page was cultivated as an asset by Russian spies in 2013. If he somehow joined a major presidential campaign why wouldn't they take a look?

Blogger Salt February 02, 2018 10:25 AM  

@2

Trey Goudy.

Blogger Timmy3 February 02, 2018 10:26 AM  

Wray should just quit so we know if he’s bluffing. Seems like every appointment by Trump to the DOJ and FBI is a disappointment.

Anonymous Zane Duke February 02, 2018 10:28 AM  

Release the Memo! https://imgflip.com/i/23tv74

Blogger Cetera February 02, 2018 10:31 AM  

Are the shills now taking ironic names illustrating their fallacious arguments now? Is that to try to hide under cover or sarcastic LARPing, and avoid the banhammer?

They aren't sending their best...

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 02, 2018 10:31 AM  

With Comey drunk posting last night, I would say odds are that their troubles are just beginning. And my WAG is that this great dark plot won't seem much more sophisticated than if teenaged white girls were running it. Also I am hoping that the GE doesn't try and use the old fail of "Shame on the Democrats", but instead has the ammo to grind the hacks with the legal system till they drag in the politicians.

Anonymous User February 02, 2018 10:32 AM  

But everyone knows the FBI is a fourth coequal branch of government he can't do this!

OpenID b1bae96e-6447-11e3-b6bb-000f20980440 February 02, 2018 10:37 AM  

Wray's loyalty to Comey from their brief stint together at the DoJ back in the Bush years must have been all the corrupting he needed. There is no other explanation for this. He just got there. None of this happened on his watch. Its bad for the agency's reputation? Is there anybody not in the Bill Kristol faction that thinks they are on the up and up?

WB

PS. "Trey Goudy."

It sounds to me like he wants to go pull down $500k+ a year private practice, not spend his days being hated by half the country for low 6-figures.

He could play this as a reformer like Pruitt, but he is too much of a swamp creature. Get him out of there and go tap some Federalist Society lawyer. Even grabbing somebody from the ACLU would be preferable.

Anonymous O.C. February 02, 2018 10:37 AM  

> Wray could quit

Or he could hold his breath until he turns blue, or he might just go stand in a corner and bang his head against the wall until he gets a bruise. *That* will show those big meanies!

Blogger James Dixon February 02, 2018 10:40 AM  

> Ignore the fake news and the bureaucrats desperately trying to keep their corrupt backsides covered. Release the memo unredacted.

Absolutely. If Wray is complaining, then Trump knows it. And I'm certain Trump will politely explain to him that it's his decision to make, not Wray's. And that if Wray doesn't like it, he's welcome to leave.

Blogger James Dixon February 02, 2018 10:46 AM  

If the memo is even half as bad as the claims, I'd argue that at least the FBI, CIA, NSA, and FISA court should be shut down completely as rogue organizations. But I doubt that's going to happen.

Blogger James Dixon February 02, 2018 10:47 AM  

> Yes, we totally buy that. So truth. Much credible.

It is CNN we're talking about, so there's a 90% chance it's an outright lie.

Anonymous DaveP. February 02, 2018 10:48 AM  

Then:
"Even though we now know for a fact that Captain Dreyfus was never the spy, and even though that this means that there is still a German spy ring running unhindered in High Command, we cannot reopen the Dreyfus case or declare his innocence or pursue the real spies... because if we did, the citizens of France would lose confidence in the French army and general staff."

Now:
"Even though it has become apparent that the FBI has spent the past several years breaking innumerable Federal laws in pursuit of becoming the Democratic Party's unofficial Gestapo, we can't release the memo because then people might mistrust the FBI's professionalism."

Blogger Silly but True February 02, 2018 10:48 AM  

It's like we could really use a word that describes a person or organization who disingenuously expresses concern about an issue with the intention of undermining or derailing genuine discussion.

Anonymous Weak February 02, 2018 10:51 AM  

Unredacted is a key part. Diluting the memo will take all of the air out of it. Trust the people.

Besides, the only "vital intelligence secrets" relate to DNC Deep State sedition. Unredacted, then watch it burn.

Anonymous Scott February 02, 2018 10:55 AM  

Just think what just Adam Schiff has done to block transparency:
1) Tried to block release of the FBI text messages
2) Helped FusionGPS to avoid the warrant for release of their documents
3) Tried to block release of Memo to congress
4) Wrote own memo to counteract what is in Majority memo
5) Tried to block declassification of memo
6) Tried to get his memo released at same time as Majority memo without anyone even reading it
7) Attacked Trump in press over memo
8) Attacked Nunes in press over memo
9) Claimed memo was materially changed in order to block release
10) Tried to ouster Nunes as head of Intelligence committee

Did I miss anything?

Anonymous Iacobus February 02, 2018 10:57 AM  

Huge question: Why redact any part of the memo? What are they hiding that's supposedly so "dangerous" that would affect the security of this country?

I know, I know...muh FBI! Muh agency that's looking out for me! lulz

Protip to the gov't swamprats: We don't like you. We never liked you. We never will like you and your lying, totalitarian ways. Go drink bleach for the good of the rest of us.

Blogger Conor Foran February 02, 2018 11:01 AM  

Sources and methods are a big deal. Charitably, there could be concerns about those.

Not so charitably, those whose backsides are in the fire might be making a big deal about the sanctity and secrecy of sources and methods because the ones they used were indefensible - like a dossier sourced from the russians and paid for by Clinton dollars, perhaps.

Blogger James Dixon February 02, 2018 11:04 AM  

> Sources and methods are a big deal. Charitably, there could be concerns about those.

Which is why it required a vote by the Intelligence committee and approval from Trump or the full House for release.

Blogger Conor Foran February 02, 2018 11:05 AM  

Which is why they're using them as a smokescreen for their malfeasance.

Blogger Iowahine February 02, 2018 11:20 AM  

And the alleged story reveals its own inane vacuousness and usual irrelevance: aides are worried Wray "could quit . . . "; Wray has not directly threatened to resign . . ."

The quantity of hot air expended by dinosaur media rivals that of CAFOs.

Blogger Lazarus February 02, 2018 11:22 AM  

This memo is getting more hype than the Superbowl.

Anonymous fop February 02, 2018 11:26 AM  

Can't possibly live up to the hype. When Paul Ryan hopped on board I knew this was going to be a fail.

Blogger Matthew February 02, 2018 11:43 AM  

Cetera wrote:Are the shills now taking ironic names illustrating their fallacious arguments now? Is that to try to hide under cover or sarcastic LARPing, and avoid the banhammer?



It's probably only one troll. Reminds me of "Obvious".

Anonymous TOP White House AIDS February 02, 2018 11:43 AM  

The situation has changed, we are now worried FIB Director Christopher Wray will shoot himself in the back a dozen times then jump off a bridge with several secure servers full of data.

Blogger James Dixon February 02, 2018 11:54 AM  

> Can't possibly live up to the hype.

And? Unless it actually names Comey, McCabe, and Strzok as folks who signed off on submitting the FISA warrant, nothing could. But let us have some fun once in a while. It's not like you get to hear the entire leftist ecosystem having such a collective panic attack every day.

Anonymous DuraLexSedLex February 02, 2018 11:59 AM  

DGAF. QQ.

Blogger Crush Limbraw February 02, 2018 12:01 PM  

Thomas Lifson says the story is fake news -http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/02/why_trumps_fbi_head_christopher_wray_urged_withholding_the_nunes_memo.html

Anonymous Avalanche February 02, 2018 12:16 PM  

@28 "The situation has changed, we are now worried FIB Director Christopher Wray will shoot himself in the back a dozen times then jump off a bridge with several secure servers full of data."

You left out that last part:

"... several secure servers full of data, which he rescued from a bad fire at 'some house' in West Chester County, NY." (Or was it that river in Chappaquiddick? It all seems to merge together...)

Anonymous FP February 02, 2018 12:16 PM  

Memo has been released:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/house-intel-memo-released-what-it-says/article/2647937

Anonymous FP February 02, 2018 12:18 PM  

"The political origins of the Steele dossier were known to senior DOJ and FBI officials, but excluded from the FISA applications."

Who would've thunk it.

Blogger Johnny February 02, 2018 12:21 PM  

Because everybody wants to see something that is hidden, the Democrats can't win this argument and should just shut up about the memo. As is they have accidentally hyped it so much I doubt it can live up to expectations.

And is Christopher Wray's quitting fake news? My thinking is that he will quit if he anticpates being fired anyway, but otherwise probably not. After all, why jerk up your career for something unnecessary?

And, hey, nicely put,

"Even though it has become apparent that the FBI has spent the past several years breaking innumerable Federal laws in pursuit of becoming the Democratic Party's unofficial Gestapo, we can't release the memo because then people might mistrust the FBI's professionalism."

Blogger Robert Coble February 02, 2018 12:32 PM  

Christopher Wray is no closer to resigning than Jeff Sessions.

While walking a treadmill at the gym this morning (several different TV screens on in front of me), I saw CNN's "headline" at the bottom scrollbar: "Trump Set To Defy FBI, DOJ By Approving Memo Release".

It must be difficult for businessman and political naif Trump to comprehend that he is subordinate to the FBI, DOJ (and the other "intelligence" agencies) as well as the Democrats and Republicans in Congress, rather than being the Chief Executive of the COEQUAL the Executive Branch.[/sarcasm]

When given a "threat" to resign (unless he gets his way) from any subordinate, the appropriate response of the boss is: "I'll take that as your termination notice - Security will make sure you don't take anything with you, and they will escort you off the premises as soon as you finish getting your personal items out of your desk. Have a nice day."

It would seem that these corruptocrats have a very exaggerated sense of their own importance and power.

DRAIN THE SWAMP!

Anonymous johnc February 02, 2018 12:35 PM  

As expected, the "memo" is a big yawner.

Blogger James Dixon February 02, 2018 12:44 PM  

Reading the memo, we have McCabe, Comey, Sally Yates, Dana Boente, and Rosenstein all having signing off on he FISA applications that used the dossier as evidence but never mentioned the policital source of the dossier. That makes them all guilty of or accessories to perjury.

Blogger James Dixon February 02, 2018 12:46 PM  

> As expected, the "memo" is a big yawner.

Perjury on the part of the FBI director, FBI assistant directory, and three DOJ officials is not a yawner. But what do I expect from a lying shill?

Anonymous Andrew E. February 02, 2018 12:56 PM  

The memo states that the dossier was politically motivated garbage funded by the DNC, Clinton campaign and the FBI that it was never independently corroborated by the FBI. The memo also states that McCabe in sworn testimony before the committee that the FBI would never have tried for the FISA warrant without the dossier (meaning they had nothing else to go on). And the FBI and DOJ at the highest levels knew all of this and intentionally withheld it from the FISC court. This is a big deal. Mueller's sham investigation is finished. And Rosenstein should be sent packing too. And a real investigation of the coverup undertaken.

Blogger James Dixon February 02, 2018 1:02 PM  

> And Rosenstein should be sent packing too.

Yeah. Rosenstein is toast. All of those involved should have their licenses to practice law revoked too.

Sessions definitely now has the ammo to pull the plug on Mueller if he wants. Let's wait and see what happens.

Blogger James Dixon February 02, 2018 1:04 PM  

Boente is the other official currently active on the list. Expect to see him resign no later than Monday.

Blogger bob kek mando February 02, 2018 2:09 PM  

3. Stickwick February 02, 2018 10:25 AM
So truth. Much credible.



DogeCoin rising.


40. Andrew E. February 02, 2018 12:56 PM
The memo states that the dossier was politically motivated garbage funded by the DNC, Clinton campaign and the FBI that it was never independently corroborated by the FBI.



wuh-hwat?

i thought falsifying data to induce policies against your enemies is the way ALL the Cool Kids do things nowadays.

Anonymous Bob February 02, 2018 2:14 PM  

If we go back about one year, this was how the news cycle was sitting (NYT excerpts below, as an example):

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/us/politics/jeff-sessions-russia-trump-investigation-democrats.html

"Attorney General Jeff Sessions, facing a storm of criticism over newly disclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States, recused himself on Thursday from any investigation into charges that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election....Many top Democrats demanded Mr. Sessions’s resignation, and a growing number of Republicans declared that he should not take part in any investigation into the case, given his own still largely unexplained role in it.

But Mr. Trump stoutly defended Mr. Sessions, one of his few early champions on Capitol Hill. “He could have stated his response more accurately, but it was clearly not intentional,” he said in a statement, which accused Democrats of engaging in “a total witch hunt.”

because the GE was surely going down, being abandoned, would be the first wrongfully elected president to be executed after an impeachment that would probably last no more than 5 minutes. Trump was surely on the ropes, trying to spin the narrative. Flynn was going down. Manafort.

It gets better:

"With Mr. Sessions’s recusal, any Justice Department investigation would be overseen by the deputy attorney general. Dana J. Boente is currently serving in an acting capacity from his role as the chief federal prosecutor for the Eastern District of Virginia. A Senate hearing is scheduled for Tuesday for the nomination of Rod J. Rosenstein as deputy attorney general; he would oversee the issue if he is confirmed, and his hearing is now likely to be dominated by questions about the Russia issue."

Oh that Br'er Rabbit, he's a goner now I tell you. Just let them get through with this tar baby and you'll see...



Anonymous Bob February 02, 2018 2:22 PM  

And lest we forget the fallen heroes of yore, remember it was Senator Franken who used Sessions' confirmation hearing to grandstand about this nasty Russian conspiracy. He would still be with us today had he not decided to protect his team by jumping on top of a fuming petard...

Pete Tagliani indeed.






Blogger tublecane February 02, 2018 3:42 PM  

"Wray...is frustrated that President Donald Trump picked him to lead the FBI"

Then why'd you accept, you weenie? (I address myself to the fictional CNN character, not necessarily Wray.)

Blogger tublecane February 02, 2018 3:44 PM  

@9-Why did you specify "white?" Are non-white girls more devious in their plotting?

Not black girl's surely, but I suppose yellow ones can be cunning.

Blogger tublecane February 02, 2018 3:55 PM  

@10-You jest, but that's essentially what the "intelligence community" tried to do: male the DOJ and other "intelligence" haunts a separate branch of government. We're not just talking about the Deep State, here, which is supposed to operate in secret. Hence "deep."

They cook up some phony scandal about Russia stealing the election, and the Trump campaign colluding with them. They hang an investigation over the president's head. He can't even have his own guy running the DOJ, not completely. Because Sessions recuses himself. If he does have full control over there, it would have to be secret. Which is like a reverse-Deep State.

Trump can't fire the head of the FBI, even though both sides consider him incompetent (for different reasons), without massive controversy. Controversy which in part launches a special prosecutor, so that the sword hangs more precariously over Trump's head. Every single conversation with any part of the FBI, Justice, and so on is looked-over with a fine-toothed comb for "undue influence."

They sought to make our chief executive running the executive branch by definition obstruction of justice. Which leaves Congress for oversight, but of course that's just Republicans interfering in the investigation on Trump's behalf.

Who runs these departments, then? Themselves. You can't question whether they may be breaking laws or otherwise overstepping their bounds, because, who knows, you might be controlled by Russians, too.

Blogger Were-Puppy February 02, 2018 4:30 PM  

@3 Stickwick
Top White House aides are worried...

Sounds like copy from a celebrity gossip rag. It's always, "A source close to the embattled star" giving us the scoop. Yes, we totally buy that. So truth. Much credible.
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I see these kind of things all the time. It really does remind of the National Enquirer type stories and gossip rags.

The thing is, Trump thrives in those kind of environments.

Blogger Were-Puppy February 02, 2018 4:38 PM  

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Anonymous GodEmperorMemes February 02, 2018 8:43 PM  

"CNN"

Anonymous Blastmaster February 02, 2018 9:00 PM  

I flipped on Blitzer tonight and he was interviewing an outraged (((joo))) Blitzer ended by saying that Nunes is doing Putins work for him by releasing the memo. Unbelievable. They are worse than Pravda under the Soviets, doing tge work of the Deep State. There is a special place in hell for this (((hooknose)))

Blogger Akulkis February 04, 2018 7:57 PM  

(((Blitzer)))

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