Byron York was correct about ‘The Memo’

In the fight and the run-up to the release of the House FISA memo on surveillance abuses, there were some great articles written about what would ensue. This article by Byron York of the Washington Examiner, nails down some very important points. He was right and this is where we are now in a lot of respects. This fight was not waged by the Republicans for Carter Page alone. there is a lot more at stake.

As Written and Reported By Byron York for the Washington Examiner:

As expected, there is a desperate last-minute fight going on over the release of the House Intelligence Committee “FISA abuse” memo. In a statement Wednesday, the FBI expressed “grave concern” over the memo, saying it contained “material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”

Committee Chairman Devin Nunes hit back, at first accusing the FBI of making material omissions of its own by withholding information from Congress in the long fight over Trump-Russia documents. Later, Nunes specifically denied the “material omissions” charge, saying, “The memo contains all the relevant facts on FISA abuse.”

Still later, Rep. Adam Schiff, the committee’s top Democrat, tried to throw another wrench in the works by accusing Nunes of altering the memo after the committee voted to make it public, therefore making it a different document which must receive another vote before it can be released. Nunes responded that the changes were minor edits to correct grammar, plus one change to address an FBI objection, and another requested by the Democrats themselves. There will no doubt be more wrangling before the document sees the light of day.

Meanwhile, a key emerging criticism of the (still secret) memo is that one of its main ……..


Byron York: As memo fight rages, critics ask: All this over Carter Page?

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