The democrats remind us all a bit of our childhood, as they continue to employ the “I’m rubber, you’re glue” methodology to a number of their political arguments.
This back and forth has never been more apparent than it has this week, as the left reels from the release of the so-called “Nunes” memo, detailing a number of highly inexcusable abuses by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
In the now declassified document, the FBI is seen to have utilized the Steele Dossier in order to forcefully enact wiretapping against at least one Trump campaign official, despite having known for some time that the dossier itself was likely bogus, and likely part of a partisan stunt by the disparaged and doomed democrats.
For those needing a refresher, the Steele Dossier preposterously purports that the President is being blackmailed by the Russian government with information gleaned from Muscovite prostitutes detailing The Donald’s unsanitary, fetishistic practices with these risqué Ruskies. The entire content of the document has been thoroughly rebuked, and, with no verifiable sources to claim, has largely been considered a hoax.
Now, as the Nunes Memo makes its rounds, Americans are waking up to the horrid abuses committed by the FBI, and are rightfully infuriated. The democrats, who are seen to be sporting one heck of a black eye in its wake, are now looking to release their own version of the memo, complete with all of the bratty underpinnings of a “NUH UH” argument at recess.
Not so fast, said President Trump, who doesn’t believe the democrats’ version is ready to see the light of day thanks to advice from the FBI itself and the Department of Justice.
“President Trump is declining to release the House Intelligence Committee Democratic memo, after the Justice Department identified portions that would raise ‘significant concerns’ if released, the White House counsel announced Friday evening.
“’Although the President is inclined to declassify the February 5th Memorandum, because the Memorandum contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages, he is unable to do so at this time,’ White House Counsel to the President Donald McGahn said in a letter.
“The letter was released by the White House, along with another letter from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray. Their letter said they had identified information that ‘would present concerns in light of longstanding principles regarding the protection of intelligence sources and methods, ongoing investigations, and other similarly sensitive information’ if released.
“They also noted there was information for which ‘national security or law enforcement concerns are especially significant.’”
Of course, the American people have a right to know this information, but it is also imperative that we do our damnedest to protect the lives of our fellow citizens. If this memo isn’t fit for release, it isn’t fit for release – bottom line.
The democrats will likely object, and makes claims of a double standard or home-cooking, but their pleas will be in vain. They are now extremely late to the “memo release” game, having put all of their eggs in the Russia Hoax Basket instead, and, in doing so, have lost the faith of the American people.