Feb 02

That’s It?

What a nothingburger! This should not surprise those who have lived through Benghazi-gate and Email-gate and other Republican hype-fests of outrage. There is literally no substance to the Nunes Memo (so called, it was really written by the White House and represents just another instance of Obstruction of Justice).

It reminds me of Joe McCarthy standing in the well of the Senate and waving a sheaf of empty paper claiming they prove X number of Communists (it’s a variable because it varied) were infesting whatever agency was the target of his alcoholic raving (oh yeah, drank like a fish, it’s what killed him) or those prop folders Trump used to illustrate his “business plan” for handing control of his Ponzi Scheme “Empire” to his sons.

The only danger is that Serious Media People will take it, uh… seriously. They already show the signs, their 24/7 spin cycle is set on overdrive for…

Well, something. Can’t admit they’ve all been had by a transparent scam. Look for phrases like “If these allegations are true…”

Let them all be true! What would that prove? Nothing.

Should you be hell bent on worrying it should be about Rob Rosenstein as this is yet another sign that Trump wants to fire him so he can get to Mueller. Not that he needed any excuse nor is this going to ameliorate the justifiable backlash if he does.

Pfui. I was hoping for some excitement.

Nunes Memo Text
Nunes Memo PDF
Nunes Memo as annotated by The New York Times

That’s it? Dishonest and misleading memo wrecked the House intel committee, destroyed trust with Intelligence Community, damaged relationship with FISA court, and inexcusably exposed classified investigation of an American citizen. For what? DOJ & FBI must keep doing their jobs. – James Comey