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Fake media mocks Devin Nunes for being right

L. Brent Bozell III on

A few weeks ago, Rep. Devin Nunes appeared on Mark Levin's Fox News show, "Life, Liberty & Levin." Near the end, he talked about how he and his staff put out a memo in early 2018 "to expose the counterintelligence malfeasance that was occurring in the FBI" in the search for Russian "collusion" with Donald Trump. The media did all kinds of stories about how the Republicans were concocting "conspiracy theories" and destroying the nation's law enforcement agencies.

Nunes boasted: "And what we really find out now: Everything that we said at that time was 100 percent accurate. Everything that the Democrats and the media said at the time: 100 percent inaccurate."

At the time of the memo's release, we found that the networks spent 17 minutes complaining about its release and only about five minutes explaining what was in it!

As Mollie Hemingway noted on The Federalist website, the report by Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz established that the Nunes memo was accurate and the response from Rep. Adam Schiff was not. While fired FBI Director James Comey proclaimed he was vindicated, Horowitz testified, "the activities we found here don't vindicate anybody who touched this."

Let's review some of the Nunes findings that Horowitz found to be true.

1. Ex-British spy Christopher Steele's sleazy and unsubstantiated dossier of dirt on Trump "formed an essential part of" an application sent to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court to secure a right to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The application did not explain that the dossier was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.


2. The application extensively cited a 2016 Yahoo News article by Michael Isikoff, which didn't corroborate the dossier -- since Steele himself was Isikoff's source! The FBI wrongly claimed Steele was not a source for the story.

3. Nellie Ohr, wife of Bruce Ohr, then a high-ranking Justice Department official, worked for the firm Fusion GPS to assist the Clinton campaign effort. Her husband sent her research to the FBI. He admitted that Steele "was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president," but he and his wife concealed this as well as their relationship with the Clinton campaign from the FISA court.

4. "The dossier was 'only minimally corroborated' and unverified, according to FBI officials," wrote Hemingway.

These deeply dishonest FISA applications were submitted by Comey and his Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.


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