Just for fun, let’s play devil’s advocate for the day.
Put your brain into neutral and just pretend you’re an average liberal idiot who takes everything the mainstream media says as the gospel truth. If you do that, you’ll naturally be taking the posture that after all the hype, after all the hashtags, and after all the red-faced Sean Hannity monologues, the House Intelligence Committee’s fabled memo turned out to be a big, fat goose egg. A big turkey that did nothing whatsoever to take the heat off Donald Trump. An abject embarrassment for Devin Nunes, Trump, and the entire Republican Party. An exercise in pure politics that should bring a tear of shame to the eye of every conservative voter in the country.
Got it? The memo means nothing. It revealed nothing of interest. It did not exonerate Trump. It did not implicate the Justice Department or the FBI in wrongdoing. It did not clear the good name of Carter Page. It may as well have never existed, much less have been released to the public.
Okay, now that we’re all on the same page, we’re left with one, lingering question: Why, if all of that is true, did the FBI and the Justice Department fight so hard to keep it from being released?
You don’t exactly have to be a brain surgeon to answer that question. They fought it because it IS important, it IS revelatory, and it IS the beginning of the end for the witch hunt known as the Russia investigation.
The media can cover for the Obama administration, James Comey, Loretta Lynch, Hilary Clinton, James Clapper, Peter Strzok, and everyone else as much as they wish, but the sad truth of the matter is that at the end of the day, their goose is cooked. The American people have seen the memo; they don’t have to watch Rachel Maddow to get the news. They can look at it for themselves and draw their own conclusions. Yes, it was written from a Republican point of view, we’re not denying that. But that doesn’t make the facts any less alarming.
By all means, we encourage Devin Nunes and Paul Ryan to let the Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee release their own memo. Let’s have a look at how you spin it. But we’re going to tell you right now, it will take a hell of a lot of spin to make us forget what we’ve learned. It will take a hell of a bombshell to make us forget that the Obama intelligence community deliberately mislead the FISA court so they could spy on Hillary Clinton’s political opponent. If you can come up with something to knock that fact off the radar, bully for you.
Hopefully, the Nunes memo is just the beginning. Because we need to get to the root of exactly what went on in 2016. Where did the corruption begin? Where did it end? How far up the ladder did it go?
When it’s all said and done, yes, we’d like the former heads of the DOJ and the FBI to answer a few questions.
But we might have to save our biggest questions for Mr. Obama himself.