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FBI Issues Rare Official Statement on the Memo

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posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 12:53 PM
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"With regard to the House Intelligence Committee's memorandum, the FBI was provided a limited opportunity to review this memo the day before the committee voted to release it," the agency said in a statement.

"As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo's accuracy."

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Not much to say.

The FBI would not take the unusual step of issuing an official public statement unless they were prepared to back it up.

This aligns with Paul Ryan, leader of the house, cautioning house members against publicly attaching themselves too much to the memo.



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posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 12:58 PM
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Its not like the memo is an adjudicated decision or something. Its an allegation based on evidence. From there, it can be investigated, im sure.

Given what we know, why on Earth would anyone oppose investigating the FBI and DOJ?


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posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 01:00 PM
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a reply to: soberbacchus

But but but... Hannity said that Christopher Wray was "shocked to his core" according to "a source of [his]" and yesterday, a Fox News article cited an anonymous source who claimed that two unnamed FBI "officials" had reviewed the document and said they couldn't point to any factual errors.

I'm going to assume that Christopher Wray signed off on this rare public statement. So maybe he was "shocked to his core" about what a deceptively edited partisan hitjob the dodgy Nunes memo was?



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 01:02 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian




according to "a source of [his]"


It's all about the "sources" smh.


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posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 01:04 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
Given what we know, why on Earth would anyone oppose investigating the FBI and DOJ?

The FBI and the DOJ are clearly opposed to having anyone investigate them. Which is all the more reason why we should see this memo, so we can judge for ourselves how shocking it is (or isn't).


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posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 01:07 PM
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Given what we know, why on Earth would anyone oppose investigating the FBI and DOJ?


I can see why Comey, McCabe. Strock, Page and Ohr wouldn't want the FBI and DOJ investigated.

It would show them in some bad light.

The FBI truly is just a house of cards caught in a wind storm and the whole thing is about to blow apart. I can see reason for their concern.


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posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 01:08 PM
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Notice their wording. They did not say that the information in the memo was incorrect. They did not say that all of the memo was not correct. They only stated that some information that was necessary to explain the memo better is missing.

I am sure that there were some reasons for some of the actions by the FBI that were legit, for a president to order surveillance on both parties to make sure they are not plants from Russia or China or any country we do not have good relations with is fine. But what was done with this information is what is of concern, it was leaked, it was given to Hillary's campaign, it was twisted into a nest of deceit by the media.

Now the FBI can see the twisting with this but makes no statements of how information leaked from the FBI that benefits the Democratic party and liberals is being twisted by the press. Can't the leaders of the FBI see this, who is blinding them?

No leaks should be coming from the FBI or any intelligence agency. People caught doing this should be put in prison immediately.


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posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 01:13 PM
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a reply to: soberbacchus

The FBI is (presumably) among those in the crosshairs of this memo, so does anyone expect them to collectively embrace it and desire not only it's release to the public, but more importantly support what it contains? Of course not, they're little more than any other criminal professing innocence all the way to the electric chair. The FBI almost has lost all credibility and, frankly, they have nobody to blame over that fact except for themselves.



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 01:15 PM
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He said, she said, they said...

People sure have a lot to say.....

My theory, release it and let the chips fall where they may.




posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 01:16 PM
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originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan

originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
Given what we know, why on Earth would anyone oppose investigating the FBI and DOJ?

The FBI and the DOJ are clearly opposed to having anyone investigate them. Which is all the more reason why we should see this memo, so we can judge for ourselves how shocking it is (or isn't).


Of course the FBI does not want to be investigated, they want immunity from being investigated. The FBI seems to attract people with big heads who are a little conspiracy minded and overconfident. It is important to have people in that agency like that, but they need to be accountable to congress and to some extent to the WH. Remember, they were accountable to Obama for eight years, they did some stuff that probably was not on the up and up, being convinced to do it by the last administration. I can understand this, but not the leaks that are coming out of the FBI since Trump was put into office.

The FBI needs to clean house.


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posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 01:16 PM
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Kind of like when the FBI director decided to take the unusual step of calling a press conference to outline everything a suspect did wrong in a case and close with but we don't think she meant to do anything wrong so were going to recommend no charges.


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posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 01:16 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

The memo isn't "investigating the FBI and the DOJ." It's quite possibly the work of a partisan hack trying to promote a narrative via a deceptively compiled hitjob which omits vital information to create a false perception. And since we don't have access to the highly classified source documents, we the people are utterly incapable of judging its veracity ourselves.

If they were truly prepared to stand by the allegations in the Nunes memo and they were actually interested in full transparency and giving people *all* the information they need to form valid opinions, they'd release the minority memo at the same time.

The nonsense that is being floated now is essentially "well we had to wait a week" (to release) but that doesn't hold water. The reality is that Nunes was unilaterally running his own side "investigation" and popped up out of nowhere with a memo. The American people don't deserve the full picture because the minority memo wasn't produced that day? It doesn't even make sense.



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 01:17 PM
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So, if true, the rumors have the FBI doing dirt. The FBI comes out and says, that memo that says we are doing America dirty, it's not true. Do you expect them to say, yeah lock me up. If it isn't true,they would say the same....catch 22



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 01:17 PM
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The thing I find interesting is they aren't disputing the facts of thr memo. What they are saying is there needs to be additional imformaton added to the memo. So do you think will get a release from the FBI for that information?
edit on 1/31/18 by dragonridr because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 01:19 PM
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a reply to: soberbacchus

So the FBI doesn't want to be investigated?
Say it ain't so! Of course that is their statement, and who do they want to look into the problem? Lol



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 01:20 PM
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originally posted by: dragonridr
a reply to: soberbacchus

The thing I find interesting is they aren't disputing the facts of thr memo. What they are saying is there needs to be additional imformaton added to the memo. So do you think will get a release from the FBI for that information?

You mean like guilty with an explanation your honor!lol



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 01:23 PM
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Roughly translated we are rotten to the core and warn you not to release the memo Im half inclined to believe the latest Q stuff on this outfit.



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 01:23 PM
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I agree with releasing the memo. Release everything that can be. Sunlight you know. If the FBIs objection is that the memo doesn’t tell the whole story then the FBI can release what they believe does tell the whole story.

BTW, if the FBIs position is “ well we would release more info but it is classified “ I call BS. I’m sorry but you can’t hide behind that anymore.



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 01:24 PM
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The FBI would not take the unusual step of issuing an official public statement unless they were prepared to back it up.

So what is different this time? Is someone other than comey going to make this "unusual" official public statement?
That last one sure worked out well for them.


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posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 01:24 PM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

The memo isn't "investigating the FBI and the DOJ." It's quite possibly the work of a partisan hack trying to promote a narrative via a deceptively compiled hitjob which omits vital information to create a false perception. And since we don't have access to the highly classified source documents, we the people are utterly incapable of judging its veracity ourselves.


"Quite possibly", but it could quite possibly be the work of a concerned legislator who has seen the agency under the direction of his committe running amok, and he wants to reel them back in. Until this whole Trump thing blew up, few folks on this site would defend the FBI. Its like bizarro world, to be honest.



If they were truly prepared to stand by the allegations in the Nunes memo and they were actually interested in full transparency and giving people *all* the information they need to form valid opinions, they'd release the minority memo at the same time.


"Minority memo" is quite a term. If i am being honest, its ridiculous that this is being done like this. The intelligence committee needs to issue a single memo. This childish nonsense makes me want to punch them all. That said...didn't the "minority" party choose to not participate in the drafting of said memo? My memory on that is foggy.



The nonsense that is being floated now is essentially "well we had to wait a week" (to release) but that doesn't hold water. The reality is that Nunes was unilaterally running his own side "investigation" and popped up out of nowhere with a memo. The American people don't deserve the full picture because the minority memo wasn't produced that day? It doesn't even make sense.


None of it makes sense, Ante. Except that we KNOW the FBI was involved with some really dirty shenanigans. If the DNC is not interested in exposing the wrongdoing im not sure what I can say.



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