‘Secret Memo’ Designed to Distract From Russia Probe

Devin Nunes Channels His Inner Rodeo Clown

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The Hill: “Fox News anchor Shepard Smith rebuked Republicans in Congress and some at his own network for hyping the release of a memo reportedly detailing surveillance abuses by the U.S. government, calling the memo a “weapon of mass distraction” on his show Thursday.”

“In remarks Thursday afternoon, Smith dismissed the memo, compiled by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), saying it lacks real substance.”

“In his monologue, Smith also targeted Nunes, who Smith noted was involved in a meeting with the Trump White House last year that resulted in his recusal from the Russia investigation.”

Newsweek: “In a Monday night interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said that Representative Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) hasn’t read all the details behind the controversial secret memo.”

“‘The chairman never bothered to go read these underlying materials,’ Schiff said. ‘After months and months of making this argument that the FBI and DOJ are involved in some sort of conspiracy, he didn’t even bother to read the materials himself.'”

“Nunes and other Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have pressed to publicly release the memo for the past week. On Monday, the committee passed a vote along party lines to declassify the document, despite the Justice Department calling such a release ‘extraordinarily reckless.’ Democrats authored a rebuttal memo, though the committee voted—again along party lines—not to release that document.”

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