Pro-Trump figures are rallying around a questionable hashtag in an effort to undermine Mueller’s investigation
An allegedly damning memo about the FBI and DOJ is electrifying Republicans—in Congress and online
- A rallying cry to “release the memo” from the House Intelligence Committee has exploded both online and in Congress.
- Republican House members, including Reps. Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz and Mark Meadows, described the contents of the still-classified memo in incendiary terms.
- But a website claiming to track Russian influence in real time showed that Russia-linked Twitter accounts helped #ReleaseTheMemo go viral.
Republicans Have Four Easy Ways to #ReleaseTheMemo — and the Evidence for It. Not Doing So Will Prove Them to Be Shameless Frauds.
“I have a message tonight for the special counsel, Robert Mueller,” Fox News host and sometime adviser to President Donald Trump Sean Hannity said at the top of last night’s broadcast. “Your witch hunt is now over. Time to close the doors.”
With those words, Hannity signaled a new phase in the campaign against Mueller, which is uniting Republican members of Congress, pro-Trump pundits and journalists, alt-right figures, and suspected Russian-linked bot networks in a full-fledged effort to torpedo the special counsel’s investigation.
The president’s allies have been calling for the termination of Mueller’s investigation almost since its launch, seeing it as a grave danger to the Trump administration. The new line of attack revolves around a four-page classified memo drafted by Republicans on the House intelligence committee that GOP members claim shows malfeasance on the part of the FBI and Justice Department during the early phases of their investigation into improper communications between Trump associates and Russia. The implication is that information from a dossier — paid for by anti-Trump Republicans and then Democrats and compiled by the intelligence firm Fusion GPS — was used as the basis for warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on the communications of Trump associates, somehow showing bad faith on the part of law enforcement and invalidating the special counsel’s investigation.
After the intelligence committee voted to allow all members of the House to review the memo, several said publicly that it contained damning information that should be released to the public, using the Twitter hashtag “#releasethememo” to promote that action. “Alt-right” and traditional pro-Trump media figures, along with suspected Russian-linked Twitter networks, amplified that call, sending the hashtag to the top of Twitter’s trending list.
Congressman: ‘Obama Deep State Officials Are Going To Prison Over FISA Scandal’
Congressman Matt Gaetz believes that Obama administration officials are about to be arrested and sent to prison over the FISA scandal.
FISA Memo, if released, will expose very serious abuses and criminality. Loretta Lynch knew, Bill Clinton knew, Obama knew. That’s Conspiracy.
And yet who if anyone will go to jail? Who if anyone, least of all Susan Rice, will be put under oath? Mueller has a long list of irrelevant folks like Jill Stein that are set to be grilled on a witch hunt, but not a peep about the elephants in the room. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-18/explosive-shocking-and-alarming-fisa-memo-set-rock-dc-end-mueller-investigation
“I think that this will not end just with firings,” Gaetz said. “I believe there are people who will go to jail. I was very persuaded by the evidence.
Benemy: So release it then. Put up or shut up.
>An educated guess by anyone who’s been paying attention for the last year leads to the obvious conclusion that the report reveals extensive abuse of power and highly illegal collusion between the Obama administration, the FBI, the DOJ and the Clinton Campaign against Donald Trump and his team during and after the 2016 presidential election.
LovingHeretic: We may as well get the criminals out of office before going after criminals who are no longer in power. Get your priorities straight or well just keep being ruled by criminals….
David Rothschild accuses US Congressman Devin Nunes of Colluding with Russians in response to #ReleaseTheMemo. They’re not even trying to hide it anymore, folks.
russianbot01: I thought this was just political BS, but if it gets this dude’s panties in a bunch, well now i’m interested. 🙂
formergremlin: but 3 posts up is one explaining that trump is a Rothchild puppet. who do i believe oh noooooooooo.
Snowden: “There is one signal that will tell you if the Republican’s #ReleaseTheMemo campaign is legitimate: whether or not Donald Trump signs the FISA 702 reauthorization into law in the next 10 days. If he doesn’t veto 702 and send it back to Congress for reform, this is nothing but politics.”
This article explains what this is and what it could be. I tend to agree with Snowden and the author. To me it also seems like smoke and mirrors. I mean, Trump Jr. tweets “Weird what happened to Dems screams about transparency etc now that it’s clear they have something to lose. We have been nothing but open despite being maligned for a year over a BS 20 min meeting. Now it’s your turn!!!” lol. It’s not like his dad can’t make it happen. As much as we’d all like this was a happening, I believe it’s just a distraction. The question is, what are they distracting us from?
AnonDocs: More recently, he also retweeted what Greenwald said:
>Dear conservatives: you cannot fall for this fraud they’re perpetrating on you. They want you to focus on a memo that *only they* (Trump & GOP leaders) have the power to let you see. The only reason you can’t see it is because they’re concealing it. You must realize this, right?
Greenwald: If you’re someone who is madly tweeting #ReleaseTheMemo because you remotely believe the claims being made about it, you should be furious at Trump for not declassifying these documents, and even angrier at the GOP members for not using their immunity to reveal it on the floor.
Glenn Greenwald: “Dear conservatives: you cannot fall for this fraud they’re perpetrating on you. They want you to focus on a memo that *only they* (Trump & GOP leaders) have the power to let you see. The only reason you can’t see it is because they’re concealing it. You must realize this, right?”
Glenn Greenwald addresses the “shocking” memo that people have been gesticulating about.
Or how can a one party Government claim helplessness?
GOP aka Republicans own the entire U.S. Government,
Senate, House, White House and the U.S. Supreme Court.
And they own that legislation.
Steve King: “I have read the memo. It is worse than Watergate”
Steve King tweeted about the memo and claims he has actually read it:
“I have read the memo. The sickening reality has set in. I no longer hold out hope there is an innocent explanation for the information the public has seen. I have long said it is worse than Watergate. It was #neverTrump & #alwaysHillary.” #releasethememo
If this is worse than Watergate, I wonder how Hilary will find her way out of this. It’s going to be a lot harder without Comey’s protection.
Spartan1117: How has this guy read the memo if it’s classified?
Twitter is censoring #ReleaseTheMemo by keeping it off of Trending, even though it’s been tweeted more than 45k times IN THE LAST HOUR. None of the current trending hashtags have anywhere close to that amount.
bcschewe: Why doesn’t Donald Trump just declassify it?
4-7-2-3-9-8-5BREATHE: Trump could unilaterally declassify this and release it no problem. Check out why it’s tending though
#releasethememo is about to be #1 in the world and no peep out off Drudge?
Anyone else starting to think drudge is controlled? Had this thought for a while and wanted to hear what everyone thinks.
MagicalMysteryRadio: Drudge is no longer the place to get up-to-the-minute news. The boards and social media have supplanted him as the go to place for breaking coverage. This has been going on for some time now.
Plus, with his profile and status, he needs to vet everything before posting. In short, it has to come from an establishment source first before he’ll link to it.
President Trump signs FISA Section 702
>Just signed 702 Bill to reauthorize foreign intelligence collection. This is NOT the same FISA law that was so wrongly abused during the election. I will always do the right thing for our country and put the safety of the American people first!
It is the same FISA law, though.
Guerrilla_Time: So this entire thing is just “politics”
k722: LOL @ draining the swamp. Trump is a stooge.
ShellOilNigeria: Want more info?
grok_it_out: Read the new amended bill [here](https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/139/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22s.139%22%5D%7D&r=1)
trot-trot: 1. “The History Behind The 4th Amendment” by Jason W. Swindle, Sr., published on 21 March 2013: http://www.swindlelaw.com/2013/03/the-history-behind-the-4th-amendment/
2. A response by Redditor 161719 to the 7 June 2013 post by Redditor legalbeagle05 titled “I believe the government should be allowed to view my e-mails, tap my phone calls, and view my web history for national security concerns. CMV”: https://web.archive.org/web/20130611184727/www.reddit.com/r/changemyview/comments/1fv4r6/i_believe_the_government_should_be_allowed_to/caeb3pl
(a) Stephen Kinzer, 8 June 2016: #1 at https://www.reddit.com/r/worldpolitics/comments/721cjo/before_trying_to_cow_north_korea_with_military/dnez5oo
(b) “Save our skins: Structural adjustment, morality and the occult in Tanzania” by Todd Sanders, published in 2001: #10a at https://www.reddit.com/r/worldpolitics/comments/5bpc5x/an_update_for_my_readers_by_peter_levenda/dbwig0v
Via: #2a at https://www.reddit.com/r/worldpolitics/comments/7372pp/the_global_traffic_in_human_organs_by_dr_nancy/dno28j5
(c) “US Intelligence Unit Accused Of Illegally Spying On Americans’ Financial Records: The Treasury Department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis has been illegally rifling through and filing away the private financial records of US citizens, Treasury employees alleged. ‘This is such an invasion of privacy,’ said one official.” by Jason Leopold and Jessica Garrison, published on 6 October 2017: https://www.buzzfeed.com/jasonleopold/us-intelligence-unit-accused-of-illegally-spying-on
See also: Comment by Redditor ThaKiid13 posted on 7 October 2017 at 09:34:03 UTC: https://www.reddit.com/r/Intelligence/comments/74qc7k/us_intelligence_unit_accused_of_illegally_spying/do1309v
(d) “U.S. signals tougher stance with tech companies on encryption” by Dustin Volz, published on 10 October 2017: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-encryption/u-s-signals-tougher-stance-with-tech-companies-on-encryption-idUSKBN1CF305
d3rr: Zionists being Zionists. RIP America 1776 – 1913.