Among the ever-evolving excuses for why Democrats and political hitmen throughout the executive sought after to stay all their grimy laundry secret was once that airing it might expose essential “sources and methods” Department of Justice investigators use to “keep America safe.”
Now that the memo has been launched, all however probably the most delusional partisans and bureaucratic whitewash consultants are surprised and dismayed over how totally the Obama Administration had inflamed the DOJ with partisan politics.
Not to say a whole overlook for particular person constitutional rights and civil liberties. Constitutional rights and civil liberties be damned in the event that they get in the best way of a phony political hitjob towards a political opponent!
And in case any person questioned whether or not former FBI Director James B. Comey had a shred of integrity left, he settled the problem with a tweet.
“That’s it?” he inquired. Of the memo that defined how Obama justice officers used Russian-manufactured propaganda paid for via Democrats and Hillary Clinton’s marketing campaign to use for a warrant to undercover agent on a personal citizen running for the marketing campaign of then-candidate Donald Trump.
Yeah, that was once it, Jimmy Boy. The reality you aren't surprised and outraged via all of it simplest finds simply how totally corrupted you have got develop into.
Still, individuals who learn the memo are status round scratching their heads attempting to determine what “sources and methods” would possibly have in reality been printed via the newsletter of the memo.
Best they are able to get a hold of is a Yahoo News tale according to knowledge leaked from the Kremlin-backed, U.S. Democrat-funded “Dirty Dossier” that was once used — no less than partly, in keeping with the Republican memo — to acquire a secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to undercover agent on a low-level Trump marketing campaign adviser.
Now was once this a “source” or a “method”?
If Yahoo News (to not be puzzled with the scrumptious chilly chocolate drink Yoo-hoo) is a “source” for America’s best intelligence services and products, then possibly they must imagine getting higher assets.
Or was once Yahoo News a “method”? Meaning, America’s intel geniuses knowingly used “news” from Yahoo News that was once leaked from a bogus partisan file written via the Kremlin and paid for via the Democrats?
If that’s the case they want higher methods, too.
The actual “sources and methods” uncovered via the Republican memo, I concern, is the obvious one: the FISA courtroom itself.
The actual explanation why American intelligence officers labored so feverishly to hide the GOP memo is that it exposes a deadly overlook for American liberties and constitutional rights with regards to spooks making use of for seek warrants on American electorate, elevating severe questions on all the FISA procedure.
If the spies in the hunt for those warrants aren't extra impending and truthful and the judges granting those warrants aren't extra difficult and suspicious, then the entire procedure must be totally overhauled.
In the period in-between, all of it must be uncovered to daylight. And that incorporates declassifying and freeing the entire seek warrants with regards to this entire snake-bit Russia “collusion” investigation.
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