A sharp and alarming disconnect between the descriptions by democrats and…the actual memo

There is a big disconnect between the House FISA Court surveillance memo and the Democrats warnings about what would happen. If the memo was released, per the Dems, national security would be tanked. This was a monstrous threat to the nation. Did you read the memo yet? Have you found the threat that was warned against? What was House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi talking about? Even the FBI was issuing warnings. Why all the shrillness?

As Written and Reported By John Sexton for Hot Air:

Professor Jonathan Turley has an interesting take on the Nunes memo over at The Hill. Turley says the contents are “enlightening” in some respects but also concedes the document is a summary of other material and testimony which needs to be viewed in context before coming to any firm conclusions. However, he points out another problem which isn’t getting nearly as much attention. What happened to the dire threats to national security we were told were contained in this memo?

My greatest concern is what is not in the [memo]: classified information “jeopardizing national security.” Leaders like Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declared that the committee had moved beyond “dangerous irresponsibility and disregard for our national security” and “disregarded the warnings of the Justice Department and the FBI.”

Now we can read the memo. There is a sharp and alarming disconnect between the descriptions of Pelosi and the House Intelligence Committee’s Ranking Minority Member Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and the actual document. It clearly does not contain information that would reveal sources or methods.

The memo reaffirms concerns over the lower standards that apply to FISA applications as well as the misuse of classification authority. Most…


Prof. Jonathan Turley on the memo: Where are the grave dangers to national security?


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