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Nunes Hit With Ethics Complaint Over Leaked Texts

ABC News reports: A government watchdog group filed a new ethics complaint against House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and majority committee staff on Thursday following a report that Senate investigators have determined House Republicans leaked private text messages related to the ongoing probe of Russian election interference. According to the New York Times, the leaders of the Senate Intelligence ...

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GOP Rep. Devin Nunes: The Media Is Dead [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: A day after the Democratic rebuttal memo was released that claims to rebuke the findings of the Nunes memo, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) appeared on Fox & Friends to slam the Democrats’ document while insisting that the Steele dossier was the main impetus of the Russia probe. He also used the Fox News interview to smear the media. ...

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Trump Rages After Dem Memo Busts Nunes’ Narrative

Politico reports: The FBI team investigating the 2016 Trump campaign’s contacts with Russians had already opened inquiries into multiple people connected to the campaign when it received a controversial dossier alleging illicit ties between then-candidate Trump and the Kremlin, a Democratic memo released by the House Intelligence Committee revealed Saturday. The dossier, compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele, wasn’t ...

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Devin Nunes Launches Right Wing “News” Site

Politico reports: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, a relentless critic of the media, has found a way around the often unflattering coverage of his role in the Trump-Russia investigation — by operating his own partisan news outlet. Resembling a local, conservative news site, “The California Republican” is classified on Facebook as a “media/news company” and claims to deliver “the ...

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Trump Blames Dems For “Very Political” Memo

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump on Saturday morning offered an explanation for his decision not to release a Democratic rebuttal of the Republican memo that made the case the F.B.I. abused its powers and was politically motivated in the spying on of Carter Page. Democrats have been angling for the declassification of their memo, which they claim outlines ...

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BREAKING: Trump Won’t Release Dem Memo

The Hill reports: President Trump has reportedly told House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Devin Nunes that he is unable to approve the release of the Democratic countermemo to Nunes’ surveillance memo, according to Bloomberg. Nunes’ memo was released publicly last week after weeks of public battle between committee Republicans and Democrats. The memo accuses FBI and Justice Department officials of ...

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House Intelligence Committee Republicans To Construct Literal Wall To Democratic Staffers Out Of Their Spaces

CBS News reports: In a sign of increasing partisan hostilities, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee plan to construct a wall – a physical partition – separating Republican and Democratic staff members in the committee’s secure spaces, according to multiple committee sources. It’s expected to happen this spring. For now, some Republican committee members deny knowing anything about it, while ...

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House Intel Committee Votes Unanimously To Release Dem Memo On FBI, Trump Now Has Five Days To Veto

The New York Times reports: The House Intelligence Committee voted on Monday to make public a classified Democratic memorandum rebutting Republican claims that the F.B.I. and the Justice Department had abused their powers to wiretap a former Trump campaign official, setting up a possible clash with President Trump. The vote gives Mr. Trump five days to review the Democratic memo ...

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Nunes Claims Trump Never Met Papadopoulos, Widely Seen White House Photo Proves Otherwise [VIDEO]

Vox reports: Rep. Devin Nunes is the author of a newly declassified document falsely insinuating the FBI misused US surveillance law to go after President Trump under the pretext of investigating Russia. On Monday morning, Nunes went on Fox & Friends, the president’s favorite TV show, to discuss Trump’s alleged persecution — and told a lie so brazen that there’s ...

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Trump Hails “Great American Hero” Devin Nunes

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump on Monday praised Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) as a “Great American Hero” for his role in releasing a controversial memo that critics have assailed for providing a misleading picture of the FBI’s actions in 2016. Nunes on Friday released a memo that aimed to undercut the FBI’s role in investigating President Donald Trump’s presidential ...

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Schiff Hits Back At Trump, Mocks “Executive Time”

The Hill reports: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Monday fired back at President Trump after Trump ripped the California Democrat as “one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington.” Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has been a vocal critic of Trump. In recent days, he became a central figure objecting to the release of a ...

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Trey Gowdy: Memo Has No Impact On Russia Probe

The Hill reports: Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said during an interview airing Sunday that the previously classified memo alleging abuse of government surveillance powers by the Justice Department has no impact on the ongoing Russia probe. During an interview on CBS “Face The Nation,” Gowdy — the chairman of the House Oversight Committee — was asked about the recent comments ...

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Trump Claims “Total Vindication” From Nunes Memo

The Hill reports: President Trump took to Twitter Saturday to react to the release of a previously classified memo alleging abuse of government surveillance powers by the Justice Department, claiming the memo “totally vindicates him” and assailing the Russia investigation as “an American disgrace.” The memo, released Friday, accuses senior Justice Department officials of improperly using information from the so-called ...

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Devin Nunes Admits To Fox News That He Didn’t Read Documents That Are The Basis Of His Memo [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Rep. Devin Nunes, who led the release of the memo, admitted to Fox News’ Bret Baier that he hadn’t read the FISA documents that made up the basis of the memo. Why it matters: The memo is largely based on the argument that there were FISA abuses within the FBI, particularly relating to former Trump campaign adviser Carter ...

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Sean Hannity On Nunes Memo: Charges Against Manafort And Flynn Should Now Be Dropped [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Hannity accused top officials at the FBI of “purposefully omitting crucial information” regarding their use of the Trump dossier in order to obtain a FISA warrant. He said that Former FBI Director James Comey, Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, and current Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein were “all complicit” for approving ...

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Teabaggers Launch Rosenstein Attack Ad [VIDEO]

Jonathan Swan reports at Axios: The Tea Party Patriots, a conservative activist group, is launching an advertising campaign calling on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to “do his job, or resign.” Why this matters: The campaign is modest — initially a six-figure spend on digital and TV in Washington D.C. — but the attack is a canary in the right-wing ...

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CNN Legal Analyst Scoffs At GOP’s Nunes Memo: It’s An Absolute Disgrace, Doesn’t Pass Laugh Test [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin slammed the release of a previously classified GOP memo alleging abuse of government surveillance powers by the Justice Department, calling it “an embarrassment” after its publication on Friday. “It is an absolute disgrace. It is an embarrassment to the United States Congress,” Toobin said on CNN’s “The Situation Room.” “It is part ...

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Stock Market Plummets 666 Points On Memo Day

CNN Money reports: Wall Street just suffered the worst day of the Trump presidency. The Dow closed down 666 points, or 2.5%, its biggest percentage decline since the Brexit turmoil in June 2016 and steepest point decline since the 2008 financial crisis. A strong jobs report showed wage growth is finally starting to pick up. That’s great news for workers, ...

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James Comey Mocks Nunes Memo: That’s It?

The Associated Press reports: Former FBI Director James Comey scorned the memo that was released by House Republicans after being declassified Friday by President Donald Trump, saying it doesn’t add up to much. “That’s it?” Comey said on Twitter. “Dishonest and misleading memo wrecked the House intel committee, destroyed trust with Intelligence Community, damaged relationship with FISA court, and inexcusably ...

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Rep. Trey Gowdy: Memo Does Not Discredit Mueller

Mediaite reports: Trey Gowdy seemed particularly eager to inform the country about the allegations that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sought a FISA warrant to investigate Trump in connection with Fusion GPS’ controversial dossier. Now that the memo is out, Gowdy has taken to Twitter to say that even though the memo raises certain questions, the bulk of the ...

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