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    FBI, WH - clash over Russia memo

    A simmering conflict between the FBI and Republicans in the White House and Congress erupted into public view Wednesday, as the bureau sharply criticized a classified GOP memo that is critical of investigators looking into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. In a rare public statement, the FBI said it had "grave concerns" about the accuracy of the memo, written by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee.

    White House chief of staff Kelly reinforced that point in a Fox News Radio interview on Wednesday, saying the document would be "released here pretty quick, I think."Within a few hours, the FBI was publicly pushing back, a highly unusual step for the normally secretive bureau.

    [T]he FBI was provided a limited opportunity to review this memo the day before the committee voted to release it," the bureau said in a statement. "As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo's accuracy."

    Wray viewed the Republican memo Sunday before the committee voted to release it, and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the intelligence committee's top Democrat, said Wray told him the session didn't alleviate his concerns about the material presented in the memo. An official familiar with talks inside the administration said Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein both raised concerns earlier this week to Kelly about releasing the memo in its unredacted form.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...op-memo-380233

    You know Wray - Who Trump made director of the FBI..

    Sam with Rosenstein

    So he's going to throw his own director's under the bus and and apparently does not care about our national security??
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    I mean we already know he only cares about himself....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunchboxxy View Post
    I mean we already know he only cares about himself....
    And then there is this

    Sarah Sanders says she is not aware that President Trump has seen the memo, adding he had not seen it before the State of the Union. He’s on camera at the State of the Union saying he will 100% release it.

    5:12 AM - 31 Jan 2018

    https://twitter.com/kaitlancollins/s...89387751067649

    WTH?

    Your going to release a memo that you have not even looked at that has potential national security implications?

    This is such a dereliction of duty - I just can't.
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    add this to Trump refusing to put sanctions of Russia.
    What more evidence do his supporters need that he's Putin's puppet?
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    It appears the FBI favors truth and accuracy over mindlessly kissing the ass of the neediest man alive, Donald J. Trump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    add this to Trump refusing to put sanctions of Russia.
    What more evidence do his supporter need that he's Putin's puppet?
    There's your proof of collusion/conspiracy.

    Quid pro quo....

    Trump to Putin: "You get me elected and I'll protect you from any further sanctions."
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    add this to Trump refusing to put sanctions of Russia.
    What more evidence do his supporter need that he's Putin's puppet?
    Yeah, that is NOT getting the coverage it needs.

    He basically just told the entire Congress to fuck off.,

    Foreign policy experts are aghast by this.
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    Supposedly, the memo exposes flaws and corruption in the FBI, so I’m shocked the FBI is trying to preemptively discredit it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Yeah, that is NOT getting the coverage it needs.

    He basically just told the entire Congress to fuck off.,

    Foreign policy experts are aghast by this.
    His base (what an apt name) are blind to his many flaws.

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    Long-simmering tensions between the President Trump-led Republican Party and federal law enforcement erupted into open battle Wednesday, with the FBI issuing an extraordinary public rebuke of a controversial memo that House Republicans and the White House are preparing to make public. In a statement sent to reporters, the FBI says it has “grave concerns” about the memo, suggesting that it omits key facts and is thus inaccurate.

    “As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about the material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy,’’ the FBI said. The phrasing is as diplomatic as you'd expect from government bureaucracy, but let's be clear: The FBI is essentially labeling this a partisan document that uses lies to undermine law enforcement. And by extension, it's accusing the White House of abdicating its responsibility to the American people by releasing it. The memo, which relies on classified information, alleges surveillance abuses against Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and was drafted by staff members of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.).

    This represents a significant — if perhaps inevitable — showdown between Trump and his own appointees in the Justice Department. Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey last year, has been very public about his frustrations with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and reportedly wants to get rid of Rosenstein (possibly with the aid of this memo), who oversees the Russia investigation following Sessions's recusal. He has clashed with just about every leading member of federal law enforcement. Trump often demands or expects loyalty, and that has created almost ever-present conflicts with those involved with the Russia investigation, who generally are supposed to retain some degree of independence from the White House.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.d5cbb5cc768e

    You have to wonder if it's just a matter of time before he fires Rosenstein....and then all hell would break loose.
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