In their front-page coverage of the story, mainstream media outlets gave readers no indication of the contents of a declassified memo released by the House Intelligence Committee on Friday.
The memo alleges the Federal Bureau of Intelligence and Department of Justice abused their power to obtain permission from a secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to spy on the Trump campaign. It asserts the FBI used an unverified opposition research dossier paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee to obtain permission to spy, but never disclosed certain information to the court that would have undermined its case, including who paid for the document and indications its author was an unreliable source.
My question is, if the information contained in the memo was so far off base and so obviously inaccurate, why after all these months of pages of print copy derived from ‘unnamed sources’, did these papers political editors not have a field day tearing it apart?
Perhaps they know that as much as they want to see Trump swing, they know that the rule of law and many peoples 4th amendment rights have been trampled… Perhaps they know that their is an enemy in the US Federal government and while at present that enemy might be aligned with them… they are really nobody’s friend and are a clear and present danger to our democracy. And maybe it shows them that at the end of the day neither was Obama…