At this point it’s all but certain that Rep. Devin Nunes’ (R-CA) pro-Trump propaganda he’s created to slander the FBI, push conspiracies against U.S. intelligence agencies, and help protect a possible criminal and traitor living in the White House is going to be released.
Though make no mistake about it, what comes after its release might be more than Trump bargained for.
My belief is that this full-on assault against Robert Mueller and the FBI is going to lead to leaks from intelligence departments unlike anything we’ve seen before. I can’t imagine these intelligence professionals, many of whom risk their lives for this country on a daily basis, are going to sit back and allow Trump and the GOP to publish a blatantly misleading piece of propaganda created for no other purpose than to slander these individuals while trying to undermine the on-going investigation into whether or not this “president” is a criminal.
Now we have a new report that Trump’s own hand-picked FBI Director, Christopher Wray, is preparing to release a rebuttal to this memo if it’s released.
As reported by CBS News:
FBI director Christopher Wray is prepared to issue a rebuttal if theRep. Devin Nunes’s alleging inappropriate surveillance of the Trump campaign by the FBI and Justice Department, according to CBS News senior national security analyst Fran Townsend. The that they have “grave concerns” about the memo and the “material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”
Townsend, who served as homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush, told “CBS This Morning” she believes the FBI is worried about both the accuracy of the memo’s contents and what it may reveal about their sources and methods.
“I think we have to remember the Nunes memo is an advocacy piece. It’s not a fact piece. This is Chairman Nunes’ summary of what he believes the abuses are. For that reason, it’s one-sided,” Townsend said.
I’d like to point out that’s a Republican who called Nunes’ memo an “advocacy piece” and “not a fact piece.”
This possible rebuttal is significant because Wray was chosen by Trump.
He isn’t someone they can link back to the FBI’s investigations into Clinton’s emails to try to discredit him like they have several others, including James Comey. He’s not someone who’d have any sort of “ulterior motivation” other than to set the record straight considering the misinformation Trump is going to allow to be released publicly.
That would be a huge slap in the face, and embarrassment, for Trump.
Christopher Wray is the guy Trump picked to run the FBI after he fired Comey. If he releases a rebuttal that proves Nunes’ memo is nothing but pro-Trump propaganda deliberately written to distort reality and misrepresent facts to push conspiracies against the FBI — that’s a huge deal.
What should be even more alarming to the GOP and Trump are an increasing number of reports indicating that Wray might be prepared to quit less than six months into the job if the memo is released.
While I still think they’re going to release this memo, the fallout from this latest desperate attempt to protect Trump could backfire spectacularly.
Not only has this memo already been branded as mostly fictional propaganda created by Rep. Nunes (someone who I think needs to be investigated), but the reactions from Trump’s own Department of Justice, and the FBI itself, could become a huge problem for not only this White House, but the entire Republican Party.
As outrageous as many of the things we’ve all witnessed this past year have been, I don’t think it’s anything compared to what we’re about to see. I absolutely believe we’re headed for one of the most chaotic periods many of us have ever witnessed in American political history.