Here is a full text copy of the much-disputed memo from GOP lickspittle Devin Nunes on Russia, which President Donald Trump approved in defiance of FBI and Justice officials. Short version: Much ado over a thinly sourced document that trips over itself, and provides nothing new of substance.
The memo claims FBI abused surveillance powers, and blame the Steele dossier for unauthorized surveillance of Donald Trump, plus something something Carter Page. You see if you can figure it out. The intelligence community disputes these and other claims in the rambling document. PDF embed of the memo follows. Have at it.
And here is the FBI Agents Association response, issued shortly after the Nunes memo's release. The agency says its 'agents have not, and will not, allow partisan politics to distract' from their mission.
2/2 "The American people should know that they continue to be well-served by the world’s preeminent law enforcement agency. FBI Special Agents have not, and will not, allow partisan politics to distract us from our solemn commitment to our mission.”— FBI Agents Assoc. (@FBIAgentsAssoc) February 2, 2018
Political/Media tweets of note follow.
I have no idea how the rest of NatSec and politics Twitter is reacting to the Nunes memo. I’m going to check now. But having just read it, here’s my sober assessment of what it reveals: pic.twitter.com/jzYxk303Sm— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) February 2, 2018
just in via text from carter page to me 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/0MlmAIe99y— kelly cohen (@politiCOHEN_) February 2, 2018