WSJ's Strassel lays out why Grassley memo isn't front page news with eye-popping Twitter thread
Following the build-up and fanfare over last week's release of the controversial memo from House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, another memo released by Sen. Chuck Grassley seems to have fallen off the radar.
Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberly Strassel asked why "the (mostly) unredacted" memo from the Iowa Republican was not "front page news" as she expounded in a tweet-storm on Wednesday.
1) Why isn't the (mostly) unredacted Grassley memo front page news? Here's why: Because it confirms the Nunes memo and blows up the Schiff talking points (which the media ran with).— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) February 7, 2018
The eyebrow-raising allegations in Grassley's memo, released on Tuesday, contend that Hillary Clinton's campaign passed damaging information on to former British spy and author of the infamous "Trump dossier," Christopher Steele.
Strassel made the case for why the more damaging memo is not getting its share of media airtime.
2)It is confirmation that the FBI's FISA application relied on the dossier and a news article, and worse, on the credibility of a source in the employ of the Clinton campaign.— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) February 7, 2018
3) It is proof that the FBI did not tell the Court the extraordinarily partisan provenance of the dossier.— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) February 7, 2018
4) It provides evidence that the FBI presented the FISA Court with materially false evidence, in the claim that Steele had not talked to the press. And then shows that even after Steele admitted under oath that he had, the FBI did not tell the FISA Court in its renewal.— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) February 7, 2018
5) It provides evidence that Steele was getting information from the Clinton team itself! Via the State Department! So now, not only do we have a dossier based on unnamed shady Russians, but on Sidney Blumenthal. How much of this was engineered by the Clinton campaign from start?— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) February 7, 2018
Strassel discussed the memo with Fox News' Laura Ingraham on "The Angle" Wednesday.
Kimberly Strassel WSJ Columnist - FBI Lied And Did Not Investigate pic.twitter.com/w11g7wHt4F— LochTheScot (@LochTheScot) February 7, 2018
"It is troubling enough that the Clinton Campaign funded Mr. Steele's work, but that these Clinton associates were contemporaneously feeding Mr. Steele allegations raises additional concerns about his credibility," Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., wrote to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, according to Fox News.
"...there is substantial evidence suggesting that Mr. Steele materially misled the FBI about a key aspect of his dossier efforts, one which bears on his credibility," the senators wrote.
Fox News Chief Intelligence correspondent, Catherine Herridge, reported on the memo earlier this week.
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