WASHINGTON, February 2, 2018: A majority of the Republican-led House of Representatives has just released the long-awaited, controversial “Nunes 4-page memo” drafted by the majority of the House Intelligence Committee chaired by Representative Devin Nunes. The House received formal White House approval Friday morning to release the memo, along with President Trump’s declassification of the heretofore “Top Secret” material it contains.
The Nunes 4-page memo paints a brief and damning picture of an FBI whose upper echelons had been weaponized by the Obama Administration in order to subvert the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump. The memo names names and lists related incidents that will almost certainly open the door to further document releases. It was released despite predictable objections from the FBI, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and most Democrats on the Hill.
These information releases may lead to further investigations and likely exit interviews for several highly-placed, carefully planted Obama partisans in both the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Many of the Obama holdovers named in the memo appear to have united in an attempt to doom the Trump candidacy and/or presidency while assuring the election of Hillary Clinton as U.S. President in 2016.
When that operation failed, the operation moved into a second phase, involving the manipulated appointment of a Special Counsel to come up with enough evidence to persuade the House to impeach now-President Trump with the goal of removing him from office.
The Nunes 4-page memo focuses primarily on the FISA Court-approved surveillance of minor Trump campaign staffer Carter Page, the approval of which, it appears, was made by the FISA Court under essentially false pretenses. While the information contained therein has largely been implied by numerous individuals in media interviews over the past two weeks in particular, and while that information is not particularly earth-shattering at this point, the Nunes 4-page memo is likely the opening salvo in what is already a widening investigation into the political corruption of the DOJ and the FBI which functions under DOJ supervision.
U.S. stock markets, already experiencing a severe decline Friday due to a sharp interest rate spike and, ironically, a much-better-than-expected employment report as noted in an earlier CDN column Friday, was hit again after the memo went public, with the Dow Jones Industrials currently down nearly 450 points in heavy trading.
Below is a link to a PDF of the just-released memo, which is now in the public domain. It is prefaced by a short letter approving its release by the White House Counsel.
CDN will provide further commentary after our staff has had the opportunity to read the memo in greater detail.