Brendan Smialowski, AFP/Getty ImagesRep. Devin Nunes, chair of the Home Intelligence Committee, walks via the U.S. Capitol on July 25, 2017. The committee just lately launched a memo alleging that the Division of Justice and FBI flagrantly abused rules to spy on the Trump marketing campaign.Re: “Trump says Russia-probe memo proves bias; Dems say no,” Feb. 2 information story.
Now that all of us have learn the FISA memo, we all know that its launch doesn’t remotely threaten nationwide safety, as some had claimed. Was it a secret that James Comey labored for the FBI? That Rod Rosenstein labored for the Division of Justice? Clearly not. No nationwide secrets and techniques right here. Additional, we should always all have the ability to agree that the FBI is topic to congressional oversight, simply as different federal businesses are. The memo factually recounts the acts and omissions of sure FBI and DOJ officers in acquiring the FISA warrant to surveil Carter Web page. It doesn’t assault the FBI.
The remaining points are whether or not the memo is correct (let’s hear any corrections or additions) and whether or not the FBI’s conduct was improper. Did one candidate or her allies use improper means to spy on her opponent? I feel Individuals can work out the reply to this final query for themselves, no matter any political “firestorm.”
Osborne Dykes, Denver
Re: “Republicans’ try and launch Nunes memo is unconstitutional,” Feb. 1 letter to the editor; and “Trump and the political motivations behind the Nunes memo,” Feb. 2 letters to the editor.
After eight years of witnessing President Barack Obama treating the Structure like a pace bump on the best way to a “basic transformation” of the US of America, forgive me for dismissing letter-writer David E. Skaggs characterizing the discharge of the Nunes’ memo as “unconstitutional.” Then now we have letter-writer Robert E. Cox claiming there’s a “constitutional disaster.”
What they and each single American needs to be involved about is the rising proof that an American political get together (on this case, the Democrats) truly did use the Division of Justice and the FBI to affect the result of a presidential election.
We’ve got been advised prior to now by Democrats, relating to any variety of conditions, that the “seriousness of the cost” calls for full investigation. I don’t suppose there has ever been a extra severe cost than what’s being alleged by the data contained on this memo.
David A. Oyler, New Fortress
Re: “Trump claims memo ‘completely vindicates’ him in Russia probe,” Feb. three information story.
President Donald Trump stated on Twitter: “This memo completely vindicates ‘Trump’ in probe.”
This is sort of a defendant in a legal case getting a notice from his mom, giving it to the decide, and saying, “See, this implies I’m harmless.”