By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer
You’d have to be pretty adamant about avoiding the news to have missed the legendary Nunes Memo, the memo released by Republican Congressman Devin Nunes, and approved by President Trump.
The memo damning the FBI investigation as corrupt and proving Trump’s innocence.
The memo that shows the FBI investigation really is a smear campaign as Trump says.
Well, that’s what the Republican Congress and Trump Administration would like you to believe, anyways.
In reality, the memo shows the Democrats had some interest in what was going on with the investigation into Trump. I know, hard to believe.
The memo shows some of the information used to obtain a warrant to wiretap a former Trump campaign advisor was gained from the Steele Dossier, information used by the Clinton campaign.
So that’s it, huh? That’s the “damning evidence?” Because information can only be used by one party?
The Democrats used some information that the FBI then used? Surely the Democrats came up with the information by some nefarious means.
The question that is on my mind, however, is, are the Dems guilty? Does this relieve Trump of all the guilt that’s been thrown against him?” As the answer there is almost certainly “no.”
The question on my mind is “why?”
Why attack the FBI like this, as you have done with any thorn in your side? What do you think this will accomplish?
And, more importantly, why do the Republicans so vehemently defend Trump?
Trump isn’t a run-of-the-mill Republican. Hell, back in 2000 he ran for president as a Democrat.
Trump is a buffoon making a mockery of the presidency, and with Pence as his vice president, it’s a wonder why Republicans aren’t looking for any indication at all to remove Trump from office.
Trump is an arrogant, loud-mouthed pathological liar with the temperament of a gorilla, whereas Pence is a soft spoken, cut and dry Republican.
I would be under the impression the congress republicans would take him over Trump in an instant.
Yet the Republican leadership wants nothing more than to work with Trump wherever they can, and try and defame the FBI as often as Trump does.
Why are the Republicans being so adamant in defending Trump?
Why are they too attacking an FBI investigation that would likely give them a president they would like more?
Perhaps they are afraid of what the investigation will bring out, not only for the sake of the president, but for themselves as well.
Now, I’ll admit that is a bit of a stretch. While it’s fun to believe conspiracy theories, they are probably more willing to defend Trump simply because he is still popular within Republican areas, and a good amount of senators are up for reelection this year.
Chances are they are defending Trump to keep their ratings high and to continue to stay in power.
That explains why they defend Trump, but it doesn’t explain why they treat this memo like it is greater than it really is.
The Republicans were so quick to latch on to this memo, praising its significance, but even the most damnable offense in the memo wouldn’t hold up in court.
It’s borderline conspiracy theory to assume the Democrats have been funding an FBI investigation into the President of the United States.
To assume the minority party even holds that much power is insulting.
Are our leaders really so spineless that they are afraid of the Justice Department and the minority party?
They hide behind conspiracies and slander as if it were an airtight defense.
To say politicians are corrupt would be putting it lightly, but I don’t think I have seen anything like this before.
Members of Congress writing memos attacking the other party, as well as the Justice Department.
Trump is the one crying “witch hunt” yet it is acts like this that show the real McCarthyism in our Senate.
The Republicans do nothing but scream from the rooftops that the Nunes memo is proof that Trump is innocent, and, of course, that the investigation into his campaign is corrupt and fraudulent.
Yet, from what I can tell, the Nunes memo is really doing nothing but showing the weakness of Trump’s defense, and the likelihood of guilt.