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    House panel votes to release Democratic memo on Russia probe

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee voted unanimously Monday night to release a Democratic rebuttal to the GOP's memo on the Russia investigation that President Donald Trump declassified last week.
    The document now goes to Trump, who has five days to decide whether to declassify it.
    The Democratic document aims to counter the Republican memo, which accuses the FBI and Justice Department of abusing their authority in monitoring a onetime Trump campaign associate.
    A White House spokesman said Trump would "consider" the Democratic memo's release just as he had the Republican document.
    Earlier Monday, Trump traded insults with the top Democrat on the intelligence panel, Rep. Adam Schiff of California.
    Trump resorted to his occasional name-calling on Twitter, labeling Schiff "one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington." He added that Schiff "must be stopped."
    Schiff quickly shot back: "Instead of tweeting false smears, the American people would appreciate it if you turned off the TV and helped solve the funding crisis, protected Dreamers or ... really anything else."
    White House spokesman Raj Shah took a more measured approach, saying consideration of a release would "allow for a legal review, national security review led by the White House counsel's office."
    House Speaker Paul Ryan has said he supports the release of the Democrats' memo, if sensitive intelligence information is removed.
    The Senate's Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer of New York, urged Trump to back the public release and said refusing to do so would show the president's intent to undermine the Russia investigation.
    On Sunday, Republicans as well as Democrats said Trump was wrong to assert that the GOP-produced memo cleared him in the Russia investigation. Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating possible collusion between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russia as well as whether there have been efforts to obstruct the investigation.
    Trump tweeted over the weekend that the memo "totally vindicates 'Trump' in probe" even as "the Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on." But that statement found no echo from four committee Republicans who appeared on the Sunday talk shows. Lawmakers also said the memo should not impede Mueller.
    "I think it would be a mistake for anyone to suggest that the special counsel shouldn't complete his work. I support his work. I want him to finish it. I hope he finishes it as quickly as possible," said Republican Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah.
    Schiff has branded the GOP memo "a political hit job" and has questioned whether House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., had coordinated with the White House in drafting the document seized on by the president to vent his grievances against the nation's premier law enforcement agencies.
    "The goal here is to undermine the FBI, discredit the FBI, discredit the Mueller investigation, do the president's bidding," Schiff said. "I think it's very possible his staff worked with the White House."
    Nunes was asked during a Jan. 29 committee meeting whether he had coordinated the memo with the White House. "As far as I know, no," he responded, then refused to answer when asked whether his congressional staff members had communicated with the White House. He had previously apologized for sharing with the White House secret intelligence intercepts related to an investigation of Russian election interference before talking to committee members.
    Trump also praised Nunes in a separate tweet Monday, calling him "a man of tremendous courage and grit, may someday be recognized as a Great American Hero for what he has exposed and what he has had to endure!"
    The memo released Friday alleges misconduct on the part of the FBI and the Justice Department in obtaining a warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to monitor former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page and his ties to Russia. Specifically, it takes aim at the FBI's use of information from former British spy Christopher Steele, who compiled a dossier containing allegations of ties between Trump, his associates and Russia.
    The underlying materials that served as the basis for the warrant application were not made public in the GOP memo. Even as Democrats described it as inaccurate, some Republicans quickly cited the memo — released over the objections of the FBI and Justice Department — in their arguments that Mueller's investigation is politically tainted.
    The memo's central allegation is that agents and prosecutors, in applying in October 2016 to monitor Page's communications, failed to tell a judge that the opposition research that provided grounds for the FBI's suspicion received funding from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Page had stopped advising the campaign sometime around the end of that summer.
    Steele's research, according to the memo, "formed an essential part" of the warrant application. But it's unclear how much or what information Steele collected made it into the application, or how much has been corroborated.
    Republicans say a judge should have known that "political actors" were involved in allegations that led the Justice Department to believe Page might be an agent of a foreign power — an accusation he has consistently denied.
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    Fake memo
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    You know the fucking idiot will attempt to block it's release. Can't wait until he's indicted on obstruction charges!
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    "The House intelligence committee voted unanimously...."

    All you need to know about the contents of the memo lol

    Quations... why wouldnt the democrats vote unanimously for the release of the Republican memo, like the repubs did for the Democrat one
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    Why was the first memo passed, but the votes were all NO from democrats....

    Yet THIS democrat memo was voted on and not 1 republican voted no lol. Was passed UNANIMOUSLY!

    Im guessing the Democrat memo is another "Nothing burger"
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    Democrats have no memo

    It's crap

    It's filled with hate & lies

    Hey DaFinch the Repo man is coming
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    The Democrats

    Resist...No...Resist...No...Resist...No

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    Demos were just praying that the memo would be blocked from the public...that was there only play here
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    Quote Originally Posted by RED EYE View Post
    Demos were just praying that the memo would be blocked from the public...that was there only play here
    Yet it as unanimously passed... unlike the Repub memo which they bitched and complained about and all voted NO against it
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    Quote Originally Posted by BZ View Post
    You know the fucking idiot will attempt to block it's release. Can't wait until he's indicted on obstruction charges!
    Yup. His attempts to derail Rosenstein-a guy HE appointed-are as pathetic as they are transparent. And look at the fucking morons in this thread, asking why the Dems didn't vote for that sack of shit's memo, it only had virtually every intelligence outfit strongly opposed to it in addition to the Democrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BZ View Post
    You know the fucking idiot will attempt to block it's release. Can't wait until he's indicted on obstruction charges!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dafinch View Post
    As Ali was heard to say in the last few rounds of his fight with Foreman, now, it's MY turn, lol

    House panel votes to release Democratic memo on Russia probe
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    So the Republican memo is a "nothing burger" but this one is super duper.

    You're a moron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BZ View Post
    You know the fucking idiot will attempt to block it's release. Can't wait until he's indicted on obstruction charges!
    The President can't be indicted.

    You're so dumb it is actually boring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acebb View Post
    So the Republican memo is a "nothing burger" but this one is super duper.

    You're a moron.
    Especially when he doesnt realize that EVERYONE voted for the release. If the dem memo had anything in it the could refute the Republican memo, at least 1 republican would have voted NO. Kind of like the Nunes memo... NOT 1 SINGLE DEMOCRAT voted for it... every single DEMOCRAT voted against releasing it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbacks View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acebb View Post
    So the Republican memo is a "nothing burger" but this one is super duper.

    You're a moron.
    I didn't say a single, solitary word about how good it was, learn how to read, you stupid cocksucker. It should be noted that, one week earlier, all those punk ass Republicans on the committee voted AGAINST the very same thing; why is that, Genius?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acebb View Post
    The President can't be indicted.

    You're so dumb it is actually boring.
    Hmmmm, who is more knowledgable about this issue, former special prosecutor Ken star,or A Sap Sucker? Gee, that's a TOUGH one,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enfuego View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dafinch View Post
    I didn't say a single, solitary word about how good it was, learn how to read, you stupid cocksucker. It should be noted that, one week earlier, all those punk ass Republicans on the committee voted AGAINST the very same thing; why is that, Genius?
    You don't have to "say a word" about it, moron. The fact that you created a thread about it says everything.

    The reasons why the Republicans voted against it are because a) the memo wasn't vetted and b) per the rules of the house it could not have been released.
    That's why, dumbass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dafinch View Post
    Hmmmm, who is more knowledgable about this issue, former special prosecutor Ken star,or A Sap Sucker? Gee, that's a TOUGH one,
    Since you don't have the ability to recognize a good legal argument from a bad one, why are you posting?

    Name the wager you would like to place on Trump being indicted.

    Name it, you loud mouthed pansy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dafinch View Post
    I didn't say a single, solitary word about how good it was, learn how to read, you stupid cocksucker. It should be noted that, one week earlier, all those punk ass Republicans on the committee voted AGAINST the very same thing; why is that, Genius?
    Since you don't have the ability to recognize a good legal argument from a bad one, why are you posting?

    Name the wager you would like to place on Trump being indicted.

    Name it, you loud mouthed pansy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acebb View Post
    You don't have to "say a word" about it, moron. The fact that you created a thread about it says everything.

    The reasons why the Republicans voted against it are because a) the memo wasn't vetted and b) per the rules of the house it could not have been released.
    That's why, dumbass.
    How come something say "everything" when you don't know ANYTHING, you stupid prick? The memo wasn't "vetted?" That scumbag Nunes wouldn't show his shit to the Democrats, how is THAT being "vetted," asshole???? And, how about your hilariously stupid comment that Twittler can't be indicted-I noticed you carefully avoided addressing that issue, I wonder why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acebb View Post
    Since you don't have the ability to recognize a good legal argument from a bad one, why are you posting?

    Name the wager you would like to place on Trump being indicted.

    Name it, you loud mouthed pansy.
    And, who DOES "...have the ability to recognize a good legal argument from a bad one," YOU???? ROTFLMAO!!!!! YOU'RE the fucking mongoloid who brightly chirped, "Gee, if Mueller has enough evidence to indict Flynn right NOW, then, why doesn't he indict him, then(not long before Mueller did exactly that). So, YOUR considered opinion is superior to Starr's, huh? You really ARE a fucking moron, aren't you?

    As I've said, there are numerous ways for Twittler to leave office besides indictment, asshole-Nixon wasn't indicted, either, but we found out after the fact that he was an un-indicted co-conspirator, so under YOUR stupid fucking proposal, you would "win" that bet. No thanks, chump, I'll make the same offer to YOU that I made to those other brainless schmucks, Gas Bag and NFL Turds: he won't be President come 1/20/20. Loser is gone forever. Bet, Sap Sucker?
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