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Did Anyone Think He Would?

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Old_Trapper70, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Old_Trapper70

    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

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    If you did you are a bigger fool then he is:

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/read-whi...cision-not-declassify-dem-memo-013212938.html

    "The letter, sent to House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., by White House counsel Don McGahn, cites national security concerns raised by the FBI and the director of National Intelligence as the reason for Trump’s refusal to make public the memo that was prepared by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the ranking Democratic on the committee."


    Do any of his fools think that is the real reason? Those concerns raised were in regards to the Nunes/Republican memo, and he ignored them.
     
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    Trump is playing with political fire here in my view by not releasing even a redacted version of the Democrat memo. They ought to release at a minimum some of that.

    It is true Democrats did raise those concerns....but now that the Republican memo was declassified and released, can you elaborate on what in that memo was a "national security concern" that had Democrats so up in arms? It seems the real issue there is a political one - not really a national security one.
     
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    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

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    The Democrats raised the same concerns the FBI, and other security agencies raised. Maybe if you were to do some of your own research on a topic, any topic, you could find your own answers, and thus be informed:

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/2/2/16955222/trump-releasethememo

    "The release of Nunes’s memo raises the stakes in a fight between House Republicans and the president on one side and House Democrats and the FBI on the other. Releasing the memo, which was rumored before its release to discuss classified information in depth, fulfills a demand by Trump supporters and many Republicans (and, allegedly, Trump himself).

    These Republicans argue that the release of the Nunes memo will permanently damage special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation. Experts say it could also be used as a pretext for Trump to clean house at the FBI — in particular by firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Mueller investigation. You can read the memo here."
     
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    So the "national security concern" is that some Republicans (despite many of them publicly saying otherwise) might view the Mueller investigation as illegitimate? That sounds like a political concern...what is the national security issue that the release of this memo has caused?
     
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