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The Ticking Memo
National Review, by Victor Davis Hanson

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Posted By:sagman, 2/3/2018 8:08:36 AM

The House Intelligence Committee memo is pretty simple. It should not have been classified and thus far withheld from the public. In fact, far more information now needs to be released. Despite the outcry, as Chairman Devin Nunes clarified, the memo can easily be in the near future supported or refuted by adducing official documents. In other words, the memo makes a series of transparent statements and leaves it up to the criminal-justice system and the public to ascertain subsequent criminal liability. It is likely that the basic accuracy of the document will not be questioned, but rather opponents, some of them mentioned in the memo, will either ask why the resulting embarrassing information needed to be aired or insist

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There are lots of pieces up about what all this means, but none is any better or more comprehensive than Hanson´s take.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: vingoombatz, 2/3/2018 8:37:07 AM     (No. 11532390)

Beautifully argued and written.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: blueline, 2/3/2018 8:40:48 AM     (No. 11532394)

"If all this is not a scandal — then the following protocols are now considered permissible in American electoral practice and constitutional jurisprudence: An incumbent administration can freely use the FBI and the DOJ to favor one side in a presidential election, by buying its opposition research against the other candidate, using its own prestige to authenticate such a third-party oppositional dossier, and then using it to obtain court-ordered wiretaps on American citizens employed by a candidate’s campaign — and do so by deliberately misleading the court about the origins and authors of the dossier that was used to obtain the warrants."

BOOM!

O.K. Shifforbrains, UpChuck, Nanbatcrapcrazy,
the enemedia, and the neverTrump DC Cabal, here you have it:
Since all of this behavior is a "nothingburger", I presume that Director Wray and General Sessions are free to use the power of their agencies and all of their resources to enhance their chances of defeating the 2020 Democratic Presidential nominee. Right?
THANKS!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rinktum, 2/3/2018 8:47:55 AM     (No. 11532407)

Would that everyone would read and digest this piece. Despite what the raving democrats want you to believe, the facts tell a very different story. I hope the Republicans will be well versed enough in the truth and be able succinctly offer a well reasoned truthful explanation. I fear though that some wimpy GOP types will willingly drag their feet because they want Trump out of their hair. He has upset their little applecart and all they want is return to the status quo. Now more than ever it is important to be pro-active in the defense of truth. America is watching and we want justice.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: M2, 2/3/2018 8:52:34 AM     (No. 11532416)

Admirably creative, #2.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365, 2/3/2018 8:58:33 AM     (No. 11532424)


If Ass´t AG Rosenstein is still in his office on Monday evening it will mean that NO ONE in FBI and DoJ, current or former, will be prosecuted for leading what is no less than a coup against the US Constitution and its duly elected president.

And if Rosenstein still has the # 2 job in Justice, it will also signify that Hillary Clinton and her crime syndicate will NOT be prosecuted for her email scandal or her bribe taking as SofS. For Rosenstein was part of Justice Department that allowed Hillary to walk away from her law breaking and that he will keep her from being indicted in the future.

Sadly, Jeff Sessions, apparently under orders from PDT, has created a new class of citizens, Legal Illegals, or people like Hillary, Comey, Lynch and Obama who have been exposed as violating numerous laws and their oaths of office but who face no criminal charges for doing so. I fervently hope that I am wrong about Trump and Sessions, but since Sessions is still hiding behind a recusal about nothing, nothing will happen.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 2/3/2018 9:10:32 AM     (No. 11532440)

The lefties are dancing around the maypole known as ´corroboration,´ as in ´multiple parties corroborated the dossier.´

Well, if three muggers agree to target the old man with a cane are the muggers corroborating their plan or are they merely hatching a conspiracy to commit a crime?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: sw penn, 2/3/2018 9:13:25 AM     (No. 11532442)

It´s not enough just to have been proven right.

So...
Clinton-Obama unsecured email server treason case leads to
criminal conspiracy to obstruct justice coverup
in the furtherance of
the criminal conspiracy to obstruct justice and violate Civil Rights
in an election rigging case.

And, who´s been arrested?



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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hotrod, 2/3/2018 9:27:53 AM     (No. 11532461)

FTA: ´´Finally, unlike past administration scandals, when the press posed as custodians of the public interest and demanded transparency from government agencies, this time around the media are arguing for secrecy and suppression of documents, and are unconcerned with likely violations of the civil liberties of American citizens by overzealous federal officials likely breaking the law.´´

I wonder what the Ivy League journalism schools will be talking about in class next week. Think they will criticize the media, or make excuses for it? I expect they will excuse it, since the schools have fostered this new idea of socialist/communist partisan journalism....

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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/3/2018 11:42:44 AM     (No. 11532615)

Hanson took a scholarly while to get there, but his conclusion is irrefutable. The whole thing must be disclosed, brought into sunlight, and guilty parties - there are some very guilty parties - prosecuted.

I am greatly disturbed to see some virtually yawning, “is that all there is?”, while missing entirely the magnitude of the crimes described in simple language in the memo itself.

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