Monday, February 05, 2018

That Memo

I'm sure that by ow you've all heard of the memo that President Trump declassified on Friday.  That memo (the Nunes memo) laid out some allegations about the FISA courts and the collusion between Hillary's campaign, the FBI, and the Russians to affect the 2016 election.  (That's an over-simplification, but what the hell)

It seems now that the New York Times is suing to get the background documents released.
But President Trump lowered the shield of secrecy surrounding such materials on Friday by declassifying the Republican memo about Mr. Page, 
OH, hell yes, give it to them.  The Steele dossier has been thoroughly discredited, and as I understand it, was the basis of the FISA warrant int he first place.   Whether or not the FBI was aware that they were using the "fruit of a poisoned tree" is subject to interpretation, but I've never been a fan of secret courts anyway.  I believe that, except in rare circumstances, courts and their records should e open to the public.

The best antiseptic for corruption is bright sunlight.  Let Freedom Ring.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

OH yes, I want to see that set of documents too!