The entire main stream media is finally reporting on the FISA warrant issued to conduct surveillance on Carter Page. That alone is devastating to Democrats, because for the first time it is universally acknowledged that this is significant. The problem before was that the main stream media did zero investigation. Nothing negative about Democrats mattered. Everything negative about Donald Trump was a crisis. They can no longer do that after the weeklong hissy fit they threw to try and block this memo from becoming public. Now they are trying to discredit the memo. If it turns out the memo is accurate then the mainstream media has crawled way out on a limb and then cut if off underneath themselves.
Adam Schiff and other Democrats claim that the following statement in the Nunes memo is inaccurate:
Here is what Nunes says in his memo:
“Furthermore, Deputy Director McCabe testified before the Committee in December 2017 that no surveillance warrant would have been sought from the FISC without the Steele dossier information.”
The problem for Democrats is that they have just made this statement even more important. They are betting the farm on this and it looks like a dumb bet. Numerous Republicans who attended this hearing say that this statement accurate. They report that McCabe said this several times. That is consistent with the leaks that came out after this hearing.
McCabe told the panel that the FBI worked hard “to verify the contents of the anti-Trump ‘dossier’ and stood by its credibility. However, he could not tell the lawmakers if “the bureau had been able to verify the substantive allegations in the dossier, or even identify a substantive allegation that had been corroborated.”
When asked which part of the dossier was true, McCabe only pointed to the part “that the unpaid, low-level Trump foreign policy advisor Cater Page visited Moscow in July 2016.
McCabe could not remember when he learned that the Hillary Clinton campaign had funded the dossier.
No one even hinted that McCabe said the Russia Dossier wasn’t important, instead he said he stood by its credibility. That is totally inconsistent with the Schiff theory that the Russian Dossier wasn’t material to the FISA warrant. Why would McCabe be desperate to defend a document that didn’t matter? Conversely, Schiff arguing that the Russian Dossier wasn’t necessary to get the warrant is an admission that the Russian Dossier has zero credibility.
Nunes says he is open to releasing the transcript of Andrew McCabe’s testimony about the FISA application. Once again it looks like the Republicans are the ones who have the facts and the Democrats are the ones resorting to smoke and mirror. The big difference is that now even Democrats admit that if Nunes is right, the FBI colluded with the Hillary Clinton campaign to obtain an illegal FISA warrant and that is extremely important. For the first time in years, the main stream media is admitting that a Democratic scandal is a big deal.
By the way, McCabe is lawyering up and there are reports that Christopher Wray has a “newly minted and hush internal task force.”
That makes sense because Wray doesn’t want another special counsel and if he isn’t outraged by what McCabe did, he should be.
Democrats cannot survive a real investigation regarding a lot of things. The main stream media has been looking the other way for all things Obama and Clinton for a long time. Those days are over and that is the more than significant.