Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Showdown escalates between Trump, Nunes and the FBI

The FBI, the White House, and the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee were embroiled in a public standoff Wednesday over the expected release of a Republican memo criticizing the bureau's use of secret surveillance orders. In a highly unusual move, the FBI issued a statement challenging the classified memo's anticipated release, saying: "We have grave concerns about the material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact" its accuracy. It is highly unusual for the White House and the FBI to be publicly at odds over a matter of national security, and it was unclear what impact the disagreement might have on the standing of FBI Director Christopher A. Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, two Trump appointees who went to the White House on Monday to urge that the memo not be released.

Comments

My money is on Wray, it's unfortunate for guys like him and Rosenstein that they didn't appreciate the buzzsaw that they were walking into when they accepted Cheetolini's appointments.

#1 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2018-01-31 09:31 PM

Lay down with herpes infected rats, you are liable to wake up with some mysterious lesions.

#2 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-31 11:08 PM

I would have thought the bubonic plague would have been a more accurate reference to diseased rats, but hey, you must have more experience than I with such.

#3 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-01-31 11:16 PM

Nah this rat spends his time with eastern europeeing hookers

#4 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-31 11:19 PM

Nah this rat spends his time with eastern europeeing hookers
#4 | POSTED BY TRUTHHURTS

So you're suggesting not the plague?

#5 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-01-31 11:37 PM

probably both

#6 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-31 11:48 PM

[T]hey didn't appreciate the buzzsaw that they were walking into when they accepted Cheetolini's appointments.

I bet Cheetolini didn't appreciate that there exists honest, honorable and professional buzzsaws such as Wray, Rosenstein, and Mueller either.

#7 | Posted by et_al at 2018-02-01 12:38 AM

"This investigation ... began independently of the Steele dossier." -- Rep. Mike Quigley

He was mightily convincing tonight on Anderson Cooper.

I don't understand why Right wingers are at all disinterested in the Minority rebuttal.

#8 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-02-01 12:49 AM

#7 | POSTED BY ET_AL

There are good reasons why Trump wanted to be POTUS, but there were broader reason why he didn't, yes?

#9 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-02-01 12:51 AM

#9

lol

#10 | Posted by et_al at 2018-02-01 02:53 AM

#10

lol

#11 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-02-01 01:35 PM

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