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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Memo Wars

For John, BLUFAs our buddy Rick says, it is all just smoke.  Time will tell.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From The Washington Examiner, by Mr Byron York, 30 January 2018.

Here is the lede plus three:

Yes, House Intelligence Committee Republicans voted Monday evening to release their so-called "FISA abuse" memo to the public, which will happen any day now, after President Trump gives the OK.  That was a done deal, given the GOP has a 13-to-9 advantage on the committee.  Every Republican voted to make the GOP memo public, while every Democrat voted against it.

But there was also a rare moment of bipartisanship for the bitterly divided panel.  At the same meeting, Republicans and Democrats voted unanimously to make the Democratic memo — the counter-memo to the Republican document — available to all members of the House.

That is the same process Republicans, under chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., followed with their memo.  First, make it available to House members.  (That happened on Jan. 18.) Later, after members of both parties have had a chance to read the memo, decide whether to release it to the public.

More than one Republican told me Monday that they plan to support releasing the Democratic memo to the public after a period of time comparable to the Republican example.  (Republicans voted down a Democratic motion to make the Democratic memo public immediately, arguing that House members should have a chance to read it first.)

The big driver on the Democratic Party side is California 28th congressional district Representative Mr Adam Schiff.

The district includes Burbank, Glendale, the Verdugo Hills communities of Sunland and Tujunga, West Hollywood as well as parts of central Los Angeles including Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, and Silver Lake.  As it contains Glendale and Little Armenia, it has the largest Armenian-American population of any district in the country.

As I say, the Hillary Democrats are stampeding us into a box canyon and the outcome will not be pretty.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit and Wikipedia.

Regards  —  Cliff

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