According to reporting by the Daily Beast, Rep. Devin Nunes is refusing to release the controversial secret memo that details corruption at the FBI and DOJ, to the FBI.
Also, he made the memo from the files of the FBI.
The FBI has not been permitted to see the memo Rep. Devin Nunes and his staff wrote about alleged abuses by the intelligence community, The Daily Beast has learned.
“The FBI has requested to receive a copy of the memo in order to evaluate the information and take appropriate steps if necessary. To date, the request has been declined,” said Andrew Ames, a spokesperson for the FBI.
I mean, that’s weird right. Wouldn’t that be the point of the memo? It’s almost.. as if… the memo… might be… a publicity stunt…
Reached for comment, Nunes’ spokesperson Jack Langer said, “The Daily Beast has become America’s foremost publication for regurgitating the Democrats’ talking points.”
UH OK. Yeah, but that doesn’t mean you get to ignore a really good question. This is called the “fake news” defense and deflection.
Nunes, who heads the powerful House intelligence community, put together the four-page memo based on intelligence the FBI showed him and a few of his staff, as well as Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the committee. More than 150 members of the House have seen Nunes’ memo. Scores are calling for its release, while Democrats say it is “a misleading set of talking points attacking the FBI.”
The fact that Republicans refuse to show the memo to FBI, which characterizes the intelligence they shared with Nunes, has Democrats concerned. One aide told The Daily Beast it means Nunes’ efforts are just politics.
MAYBE… on the other hand, we just got news about the FBI totally screwing up the collection of evidence from the anti-Trump agents, so we’re all over the place today…
You can read my thoughts on why the memo agitation appeared suspicious here.