Don’t Expect The Memo To Be A Game-Changer But Here’s What To Look For

by streiff   |   RedState

Allegedly today, the House Intelligence Committee will finally release the memo that has mesmerized Washington for a week. This is what I think everyone should keep in mind when that time comes.

The memo is not going to contain details. 
It will cover actions but the corroborating documents are not declassified. If you’re going into this expecting a document that is going to be a game changer, you’re going to be disappointed.

What to watch for: The FBI says the summary is misleading. Expect to hear a lot about context, etc. Don’t be distracted. If it is, they can fix it easily. Declassify the documents and prove it. The fact that they won’t do that indicates that they might be being less than candid.

The memo is going to focus on abuse of the FISA process.
We’re led to believe the focus will be primarily on Carter Page’s treatment.

What to watch for:
1. Was the Trump dossier used to support a FISA application on Carter Page and how was that dossier represented to the FISA court? Was it identified as the product of the Clinton campaign? Was it cherry picked for factoids that have been proven true while ignoring the larger problems of provenance and verification?

2. Carter Page is about to undergo an amazing transformation from goofy, wannabe-international-consultant to super spy. Because if the FBI will abuse FISA to get at a nobody like Carter Page, then, really, none of us is safe.

Pushback out the wazoo.

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