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I can say in one word what the release of this memo does, vindication.
Unlike the Republican Nunez memo, the Democratic memo lays out a clear case as to why the fisa court had the right and obligation to put a warrant on Carter page.
Carter page likes to make himself look like a bumbling idiot. I think he’s anything but that. He has spoken ill of the United States in Russia since 2013. He has repeatedly said that He is a conduit to Russia. And he had meetings with Russia after the candidate Trump said that he was one of his leading foreign policy advisors. Now, I’m not saying that this guy is a genius. The current occupant of the White House has a penchant on picking terrible people as his advisors. But I know that the Russians saw Carter page as a wonderful source of information for their intelligence services. They have been cultivating him throughout the Last 5 Years and we’re hoping that he would be one of their Prime Assets in the US.
Now that the Democratic memo has been released I can’t wait to hear this White House attack it, unfortunately it’s too well documented and has sources that are incontrovertible.
I vote that the new hashtag should be #ReleaseTheTruth.
I don’t have numbers to back this up but I’m sure if you had asked Republicans after 911 if they trusted the FBI they would resoundly say yes at least 90% would say yes. In the latest poll only 39% of Republicans trust the FBI. That is the damage that this president has done to our country in the last 2 years. He has sown the mistrust throughout the government and has put unqualified individuals into positions of power and influence. You’ll be remembered, but he’ll be remembered like no other president has been in the past, a dark stain on the American historical line. The only Silver Lining, is that he has not influenced the Millennials and they are Our Hope For America to return to what it was before 45.
I will preface this by saying that A party’s platform is rather irrelevant after the November elections. And most of the time the platform is only relevant to a party opposing party. So this fight over what is and what is not going to be in the platform of the Democratic Party is only useful for Donald Trump or the nominee of the Republican Party. The most important thing that would have damaged the Democrats in November was Bernie Sanders unreasonable stance regarding the israeli-palestinian conflict. The Democrats were able not to include that language in this draft. We need to keep pressure on the Democratic party to make sure they don’t buckle in on this issue. Donald Trump will say that the Democrats not the friends that Israel needs in a region filled with enemies.
The opposite of transparent is opaque. Donald Trump is opaque. He fears light. He doesn’t want you to know too much about him because if you do you won’t like what you see. Saying that he is shallow is an insult to puddles. Of course he will block the release of the videos but they will be released and then he will say that it was racially motivated. He’s a thief and someone who doesn’t pay his bills. He preyed on poor people who believed his lies that he would make them rich. Shame on him. His campaign reserved an Arena that holds 11,000 people for his speech tonight. The police expected giant crowds outside protesting. The last time I checked there were less than 1,500 people in the arena. There was about 150 people outside protesting. And he was an hour and a half late getting there because he wanted to avoid being on the local news with an empty Arena. That’s how much he doesn’t like the light. He wants Darkness around him so that people can’t see what he really is. He is the monster that the Republican party has created through its hatred and policies. AVB http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-trump-video-20160610-snap-story.html
The IRS says that in fact he is being audited but there is absolutely no reason that he cannot release his income tax returns. He is hiding something. He may not be as rich as he says he is. He may be hiding his money overseas may be in China. I don’t know but for him to run for the highest office in the land he must release his taxes. Secretary of State Clinton and President Clinton have released their taxes back to 1992. And even Bernie Sanders released his taxes from last year, underwhelming. What are you hiding ducking Donald? Inquiring voters want to know. http://www.seattlepi.com/local/politics/article/Trump-won-t-release-tax-returns-Romney-says-7463079.php