Henry: Dem Memo Doesn’t Dispute FBI, DOJ Didn’t Tell FISA Court Hillary Paid for Dossier
HENRY: "This is a bit of a surprise. Just a few hours ago lawmakers close to the process were predicting that the Democrats’ memo would go public as early as tonight. President Trump himself indicated to reporters in the middle of the day he was inclined to release this with at least some sensible redactions of national security information. But I think a clue of this hold-up came later in the afternoon when the president huddled with lawyers from the White House counsel’s office and lawyers from the justice Department and the F.B.I. Director Christopher WRAY. Once you get the lawyers more deeply involved look out. The changes may be coming. Sure enough mcgahn fired off a letter to nunes saying although the president is inclined to declassify the February 5th memo, because the memorandum contains numerous especially sensitive passages he sun able to do so at this time. However, given the public interest in the transparency in these unprecedented circumstances the president has directed the Justice Department personnel be available to give technical assistance to the Intel committee should the committee wish to revise the February 5th memo to mitigate the risks identified by the department. Now allies of nunes have been saying they believe it was a bit of a setup. Democrat Adam Schiff put classified information in there that he knew would trip it out and Democrats would cry that the president is hiding something. Chuck Schumer tonight pounced. He said the president’s double standard when it comes to transparency is appalling. The rational for releasing the nunes memo, transparency, vanishes when it can show information harmful to him. Millions of Americans are asking what is he hiding? The next step for house Intel is to either except the president’s decisions, make changes and send it back to the White House or they can try to override the president in a secret session of the house. There has been only six of those in history. Very rare. Regardless of how they do it the bottom line. We’re told the democratic memo does not dispute the key point of nunes’s memo. F.B.I. And D.O.J. Personnel got the FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page after not telling the judge the dossier was paid for by the DNC and Clinton campaign. That will be a key issue moving forward."