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    turns out Trump can't stop the Dems memo from being released.

    just saw this reported on Joy Reid. The House Intel Committee has already voted unanimously to release the Dems memo. According to their rules, they are only required to give the president an opportunity to provide an argument regarding the public interest in releasing the memo versus the harm to national security. The time to do that has expired. Yet they didn't do that. Congress is a co-equal branch of the government. They don't get their marching orders from the president. And the president has no authority to prevent them from releasing the memo. Not only that. Since the memo has already been voted on Dems can release it on their own without the approval of the majority ( again, they already have it ) another vote , or the Chairman. Adam Schiff knows this. He's in talks with the FBI figuring out a way to release the Dems version that is agreeable with the intelligence community. Joy Reid rocks, btw.

    *edit...found this. Segment starts at about 15:48.



    Here's the blog referenced by Joy Reid.
    https://www.justsecurity.org/52081/h...minority-memo/
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    just saw this reported on Joy Reid. The House Intel Committee has already voted unanimously to release the Dems memo. According to their rules, they are only required to give the president an opportunity to provide an argument regarding the public interest in releasing the memo versus the harm to national security. The time to do that has expired. Yet they didn't do that. Congress is a co-equal branch of the government. They don't get their marching orders from the president. And the president has no authority to prevent them from releasing the memo. Not only that. Since the memo has already been voted on Dems can release it on their own without the approval of another vote or the Chairman. Btw, love Joy Reid. Admam Schiff knows this. He's in talks with the FBI figuring out a way to release the Dems version that is agreeable with the intelligence community.
    Adam Schiff is an experienced Attorney with a squeaky clean reputation. He knows the law. Nunes does not, the reason he keeps screwing up.
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    Nice - hope to see it released soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    Adam Schiff is an experienced Attorney with a squeaky clean reputation. He knows the law. Nunes does not, the reason he keeps screwing up.
    and once again we see that Trump's legal team is in over their heads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Nice - hope to see it released soon.
    you can count on Trump claiming the Dems "leaked" it if it does happen.

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    It was better that Dems followed the GOP memo process. It gives them veritas when Donald refused to release the memo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    It was better that Dems followed the GOP memo process. It gives them veritas when Donald refused to release the memo.
    More shifty Schiff’s sneaky tricks! Translation- Schiff knows exactly what he is doing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    you can count on Trump claiming the Dems "leaked" it if it does happen.
    Going to be hard to say it was leaked. Leaked would suggest the person that did the leaking is unknown and did it without permission. Here we would know the name behind the release and I'm sure the release would specify he had the authority to do it as you explained in your post.
    Trump has a group of people convinced anything that is not pro TRUMP and doesn't fit his narrative has to be fake news or somehow illegal. He has his supporters believing it's all a conspiracy with the FBI and his own Justice Department working to make him look guilty. Too bad the truth is they are just doing their job and they don't have to make him look guilty. Trump is doing that all by himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    Going to be hard to say it was leaked. Leaked would suggest the person that did the leaking is unknown and did it without permission. Here we would know the name behind the release and I'm sure the release would specify he had the authority to do it as you explained in your post.
    Trump has a group of people convinced anything that is not pro TRUMP and doesn't fit his narrative has to be fake news or somehow illegal. He has his supporters believing it's all a conspiracy with the FBI and his own Justice Department working to make him look guilty. Too bad the truth is they are just doing their job and they don't have to make him look guilty. Trump is doing that all by himself.
    nevertheless, I'd put money down on Trump claiming it was leaked. He doesn't need to have the truth on his side. All he need do is put the word out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    just saw this reported on Joy Reid. The House Intel Committee has already voted unanimously to release the Dems memo. According to their rules, they are only required to give the president an opportunity to provide an argument regarding the public interest in releasing the memo versus the harm to national security. The time to do that has expired. Yet they didn't do that. Congress is a co-equal branch of the government. They don't get their marching orders from the president. And the president has no authority to prevent them from releasing the memo. Not only that. Since the memo has already been voted on Dems can release it on their own without the approval of the majority ( again, they already have it ) another vote , or the Chairman. Adam Schiff knows this. He's in talks with the FBI figuring out a way to release the Dems version that is agreeable with the intelligence community. Joy Reid rocks, btw.
    Pardon my confusion.

    But isn't that exactly the plan? As proposed by the White House at the end of last week?
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