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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
House Intelligence memo released: What it says  —  The House Intelligence Committee has released its controversial memo outlining alleged abuses of secret surveillance by the FBI and Justice Department in the Trump-Russia investigation.  Here are some key points:
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mccain.senate.gov:
STATEMENT BY SASC CHAIRMAN JOHN McCAIN ON PARTISAN ATTACKS ON THE FBI & DOJ  —  Washington, D.C. ­- U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on partisan attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice:
U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Selection …:
House Intelligence Committee Minority Response to Release of Chairman Nunes' Misleading Memo  —  f t # e  —  Washington, DC - Today, the Minority of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence responded to the release of HPSCI Chairman Nunes' memo:
New York Times:
House Republicans Release Secret Memo Accusing Russia Investigators of Bias  —  WASHINGTON — House Republicans released a disputed memo on Friday compiled by congressional aides that accused the F.B.I. and Justice Department of abusing their surveillance powers to spy on a former Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page.
Patterico / RedState:
A Significant Inaccuracy in #TheMemo Calls Its Credibility Into Question  —  Amid all the excitement over the Devin Nunes #TheMemo, it is important to remember that it is a partisan summary of FISA warrant applications that we the People have not been allowed to see.
Bryan Logan / Business Insider:
Devin Nunes admits he didn't view the underlying intelligence his memo was based on  — Devin Nunes, the congressman who authored a disputed memo alleging improper surveillance of Trump associates by the FBI and the Department of Justice, admitted he didn't view the underlying intelligence on which he based the memo.
Discussion: twitchy.com and The Atlantic
Spencer Ackerman / The Daily Beast:
Sources: Devin Nunes Memo Is ‘100%’ Wrong About Andrew McCabe and Steele Dossier … Rep. Devin Nunes' just-released surveillance memo claims that one of its central points about surveillance abuse at the FBI was affirmed by a senior FBI official.  But two knowledgeable sources …
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Sentence buried in GOP memo may undercut Trump efforts to discredit Russia probe … Though President Trump and his allies hope that the controversial release of a GOP-written memo alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI will tarnish the legitimacy of the entire Russia probe …
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
GOP lawmaker calls for FBI, DOJ officials to face ‘treason’ charges  —  Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) said on Friday that the House intelligence memo on alleged FBI malfeasance showed “clear and convincing evidence of treason” by law enforcement officials, despite lingering concerns in the intelligence community over its credibility.
David French / National Review:
The Big Flaw in the Memo  —  It may have just confirmed a key New York Times scoop.  —  From the moment that the so-called Steele dossier burst onto the public scene, thoughtful observers have wondered what role its “salacious and unverified” accusations played in the opening …
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Exclusive: Conservative group calls for Rod Rosenstein's head  —  The Tea Party Patriots, a conservative activist group, is launching an advertising campaign calling on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to “do his job, or resign.”  —  Why this matters: The campaign is modest …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Backwards Logic of the Nunes Memo
CNN:
Disputed GOP-Nunes memo released
John Harwood / CNBC:   Trump and the House GOP face an uphill battle against the FBI and the Justice Department
Andrew Kirell / The Daily Beast:
Snowden Bashes Nunes: I Was More Careful With Gov't Secrets Than You Are
Discussion: Raw Story
Joe Walsh / Washington Post:
Devin Nunes is acting like a partisan hack. That's just how I remember him.
Discussion: Raw Story
Associated Press:
What the GOP memo says (and doesn't say)
Discussion: Breitbart and ABC News
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Adam Schiff: White House will be forced to release Democrats' memo
Discussion: ABC News and IJR
Kelly Cohen / Washington Examiner:
Jeff Sessions responds to Nunes memo release: ‘No department is perfect’
Discussion: RedState
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Justice Department official overseeing Mueller and Russia probe under increasing pressure
Discussion: Politico
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
Memo Reading for Nonpartisans
Discussion: Townhall.com
Del Quentin Wilber / Wall Street Journal:
Inside the FBI Life of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, as Told in Their Text Messages  —  Exchanges between agent and lawyer show dedication to bureau—but no hesitation to criticize colleagues and Trump  —  WASHINGTON—In the summer of 2016, FBI Agent Peter Strzok had just wrapped up the investigation …
Linda Stansberry / North Coast Journal:
Not Missing in Humboldt: Bachelor Contestant Bekah Martinez  —  It turns out Rebekah Martinez is not missing at all.  Quite the contrary, actually, she's on a popular nationally televised show: The Bachelor, which you might have heard of.  —  When posting this week's cover story to Facebook …
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Linda Stansberry / News, North Coast Journal:
The Humboldt 35  —  Why does Humboldt County have the highest rate of missing persons reports in the state?  —  They have been missing since 1977, or just since last November.  They range in age from 1 to 94.  They are men and women, and two very small girls.
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Russia probe lawyers think Mueller could indict Trump  —  Special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has gathered enough steam that some lawyers representing key Donald Trump associates are considering the possibility of a historic first: an indictment against a sitting president.
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Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch Sues for Russia Collusion FISA Documents
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Salt Lake Tribune:
A risk-taker  —  A gambler at heart, Huntsman moved his family to Utah and started borrowing millions of dollars to buy polystyrene plants in the 1980s, when prices were rock bottom because of a glut in the market.  He was betting the polystyrene surplus eventually would turn into a shortage …
CNBC:
Dow falls 400 points as interest rates shoot higher, stocks head for worst week in 2 years  — The U.S. economy added 200,000 jobs in January.  Economists polled by Reuters expected growth of 180,000.
Wall Street Journal:
Ahead of Super Bowl, Poll Shows NFL Is Losing Its Core Audience  —  Adults who report following the NFL closely have dropped 9% since 2014, the poll finds.  Just 51% of men aged 18 to 49 say they follow the NFL closely, down from 75% four years ago.  —  Ahead of a Super Bowl that caps …
CNNMoney:
Dow plunges 666 points — worst day since Brexit  —  Wall Street just suffered the worst day of the Trump presidency.  —  The Dow closed down 666 points, or 2.5%, its biggest percentage decline since the Brexit turmoil in June 2016 and steepest point decline since the 2008 financial crisis.
Elaina Plott / The Atlantic:
Romney Is Already Being Considered for Republican Leadership Position  —  Mitt Romney hasn't even officially announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate, yet Republican leadership is already seeing stars.  —  According to a Republican donor with direct knowledge, Senate GOP leaders have expressed …
Discussion: Political Wire
 
 
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