MEADOWS: Russian Dossier is FAKE! Why the FISA Memo Matters


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Since the day he saw the FISA Memo produced by Devin 'Dennis' Nunes, Congressman Mark Meadows has been firm and calm in his pressing for the memo to be released to the public.

Last night he took to Twitter to lay out his rationale in black and white. A verbatim transcript of his tweets follows.

"Because through all the "memo" news and headlines, it's critical to remember why this issue is important and why it should matter to everyday Americans.

What this issue is all about: whether the Department of Justice and FBI, under President Obama, abused their surveillance authority against American citizens and political opponents. Put another way: was the Obama DOJ weaponized to spy on the Trump campaign?

Remember, in general, the DOJ and FBI spying on American citizens should automatically be met with MAJOR skepticism. That's what the Fourth Amendment is designed to protect against. When those American citizens are ALSO political opponents? It should raise even more red flags.

So, take that principle, and look at what happened in this case. The DOJ spied on Carter Page, an American citizen. Red flag. Carter Page was also part of the Trump campaign. Double red flag. It should automatically raise questions.

Now, pause: we know about the Peter Strzok/Lisa Page texts, the "missing" texts, the McCabe concerns, etc. But this is about more. Focus on the dossier here--the political opposition research project put together by Christopher Steele, Fusion GPS, and the DNC by extension.

Quite simply: This infamous "Russian Dossier" was unverified political opposition research paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC. If the Department of Justice used information like that as a key part of getting a surveillance warrant, it would be a HUGE problem

Now, from what we've already known for months, it sure looks like that's exactly what happened: that the FBI used that very dossier to get a warrant. @Jim_Jordan asked the FBI about it 2 months ago. I asked too. We asked for the FISA application, and the FBI wouldn't show us.

We've asked repeatedly for information from the FBI, both privately and publicly. We've openly told FBI and DOJ officials--if we're wrong, tell us! Tell us what was in the FISA application. Let us see the document. But we've been stonewalled for almost a year.

So the bottom line is this: if, in 2016, the DOJ and FBI used an unverified, Clinton/DNC paid-for dossier to spy on American citizens (and political opponents) in the Trump campaign, that is as wrong as it gets.

If that happened, Americans deserve to know about it. Period.

I know we live in a hyper-partisan environment, and I know it can be easy to disregard any inquiry like this as party politics. I understand that.

But this is so far above politics, folks. Lady Justice wears a blindfold. Her scale is supposed to be balanced.

If any Department of Justice, Republican or Democrat, put their thumb on the scale for the sake of politics--it would undermine the very fabric of who we are as a nation. Americans deserve the truth, one way or the other.

Last point: If you remember anything from this news cycle, remember: your right as an American to privacy from your government spying on you is critical. It is foundational to who we are as a Republic. Never take that right for granted, no matter the political party you belong to."

MEADOWS: Russian Dossier is FAKE! Why the FISA Memo Matters

The bizarre behavior from Pelosi and Schiff as they try to throw last minute mud on Sen. Nunes just confirms how essential the memo is. If the FISA memo is a nothing-burger, then Nunes will quickly be exposed as a liar or a fraud- Democrats win. That can only mean that Pelosi and Schiff are scared to death- don't buy for a single second that either one of these hacks cares about national security or methods.

The only reason to obstruct the release at this point or to muddy the waters for the American public before the memo is released is that the memo is going to be accurate, it is going to be incriminating, and we are going to see powerful people go to jail.

It's time. Release the memo, and let the cards fall as they may.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://republicstandard.com/meadows-russian-dossier-is-fake-why-the-fisa-memo-matters/

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But… But… This Couldn’t Happen In America… Not In Our Constitutional Republic…


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Do the democrats think Americans are to dumb to understand a conspiracy ?
Barack Obama: “The only people that don’t want to disclose the truth, are people with something to hide.” :wink:


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They’re Marxists protecting both their allies and their master’s agenda. The Marxist globalists and their disciples have historically enjoyed almost total cohesion, loyalty, and unity of purpose, and our side has historically possessed somewhere between damn little, to none at all.


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Wait for it, the Dems will leak their rebuttal memo probably before the memo is released.

It’s time to identify the leakers and jail them for a spell.


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Every GOP member of this Committee needs to be named and shamed. They will regret their actions.

Devin Nunes, California, Chair
Mike Conaway, Texas
Peter King, New York
Frank LoBiondo, New Jersey
Rick Crawford, Arkansas
Trey Gowdy, South Carolina
Tom Rooney, Florida
Will Hurd, Texas
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida
Mike Turner, Ohio
Brad Wenstrup, Ohio
Chris Stewart, Utah
Elise Stefanik, New York


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I take it you don’t think the American people have a right to the information???


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They will only regret this action IF the information is nothing but scurrilous lies and does not actually point to wrong doing. And I am quite sure that they are ever so clear about that themselves. If they put out trash here you won’t need to make a list…

He problem is @FiredUpDem I am thinking that people like yourself are far more worried that the deeper we get into all of this, the more it points to 1)corruption with the various departments of government and most importantly 2) their complicity with Hillary Clinton and the DNC in an effort to use information obtained from a foreign agent who was the middle man in contact with the very Russians that Trump is being accused of working with…

Thats what I think…


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One of the few things this memo brings to light is a deep bias inside the leadership of the Obama administration’s dept of justice against nominee Trump and then President Trump .
What also came to light is the fact that the FBI used data from the dis created fusion dossier to get a fisa warrant against a American citizen !
Christopher Steele had a deep dislike of nominee Trump and then President Trump and said so openly !
The whole Russian investigation was based on a document produced for Hillary Clinton and the DNC by a man that hated President Trump !!!
The FBI did NO due diligence when applying for the fisa warrant that launched the Muller investigation .

End the Muller investigation jail those responsible for the crimes against America and our citizens !


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Firedupdem, What don’t you6 understand!!! If the Repubs did this , the Leftist press would want everyone before a firing squad . This about partisan Hatred towards a Presidential candidate who has the ability to defeat Queen Hillary1 . The DNC via HRC paid for a dossier full of False information compiled by a former British Spy and Grossly Violating Trumps Constitutional Rights that we all have.
Under the Schmobama Admin , the IRS was used as his personal Gestapo against conservative organizations. The Gestapos actions pale in comparison to what the Dems did to President Trump.
Everyone involved should be wearing a striped suit making little rocks out of big ones.You are in Denial that’s beyond explanation.