Congress

Nunes Will Release More Memos About Agencies Run by Republicans

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The Nunes memo about the FBI and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court may have been a dud, but he's not done yet.

Axios reports that Nunes has told his colleagues and staffers that he intends to release more memos about other federal agencies including the State Department.

The House Intelligence chair and his team have told members and associates they've found other examples of politically motivated "wrongdoing" across various agencies, including the FBI, the broader Justice Department, and the State Department.

What we're hearing: Republicans close to Nunes say there could be as many as five additional memos or reports of "wrongdoing." But a source on the House Intelligence Committee tells me there's no current plan to use the same extraordinary and highly controversial process they just went through, with a vote and ultimately a presidential approval to declassify sensitive information.

It's possible nothing will come of this but, in any case, these agencies and departments are all run by Republicans. The Justice Department is run by former senator Jeff Sessions, one of the most conservative men in all of Washington. The State Department is run by Rex Tillerson, an oil industry man appointed by Trump.

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller is a registered Republican. Former FBI director James Comey is a Republican. Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe is a Republican. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is a registered Republican.

They're all Republicans from top to bottom. They control the federal government. They control Congress.

Republicans have a sickness. They can't stop investigating the Obama administration even if the Obama administration no longer exists.

  • muselet

    I’d like to suggest this as the introduction to Devin Nunes’s next memo:

    “I have here in my hand a list of 205 that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department.”

    He seems like a guy who appreciates the classics, after all.

    –alopecia

  • katanahamon

    “Former CIA analysts: We can’t trust Devin Nunes
    8:39 AM EST February 7, 2018
    Editor’s Note: Jeff Asher was a counterintelligence analyst for the CIA for five years. He is currently a New Orleans-based crime analyst and consultant. Nada Bakos is a CNN national security analyst and former CIA analyst. Cindy Otis worked for the CIA for 10 years as a military analyst and a branch chief. She is now a writer and consultant. The opinions expressed in this commentary are theirs.
    Rep. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who recused himself from the Russia investigation in April after investigators were asked to look into whether he revealed classified information — has demonstrated over the past year he cannot be counted on to perform his critical duty within the committee. And now, by voting to release a politically motivated, recklessly drafted memo, House Republicans on the committee have demonstrated they are not reliable defenders of our nation’s security.“

    As Rump ruins our credibility on the world stage (see China’s latest dismissal of Rump and the US’ credibility) Nunes has exemplified the right wing’s determination to discredit any party or institution by inventing, falsifying, and outright lying to keep the most unqualified person ever imagined in office. Nunes has destroyed any personal credibility he may have had, and these implications go far beyond inter and intraparty politics.

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  • Draxiar

    Nunes is the guy getting choked and trying desperately and feebly to punch the choker all the while fading into unconsciousness. Give it up Nunes…you blew it.

  • Aynwrong

    Devon Nunes is a stooge. Trump’s stooge. That is all.