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Analysis | Peter Strzok just gave a hard-to-rebut defense of the objectivity of the Russia investigation’s origins
If Peter Strzok wanted to stop Trump, he had the effect opportunity to do so prior to the election, when he had information about the Trump’s campaign’s ties to Russian election interference that he could have released to the public. The fact that he did not implies pretty strongly that he is telling the truth when he states that he kept his personal political viewpoints compartmentalized from doing his job.
peter-strzok  trump-presidency  russia-investigation 
july 2018 by irace
The Democratic rebuttal to the Nunes memo tears it apart
Schiff’s rebuttal proves the Nunes memo to be bullshit by showing that the FBI did acknowledge the Steele dossier’s funding as part of its FISA application, and also that the dossier was used to support evidence that the FBI already had.
russia-investigation  nunes-memo 
february 2018 by irace
First Take: The 'Nunes Memo' Is Even Weaker Than Expected
An analysis of what the Nunes Memo is trying to accomplish, and the various ways at which it needs to deceit in order to even have a *chance* of accomplishing its goal. It fails, however, because:

- It only discusses Page and makes no reference to the rest of the investigation
- It acknowledges that Papadapolous was already being looked at prior to Page
- It gives no indication that the dossier was the only source used to justify the Page warrant (although even if it was, it’s be hard to convincingly argue that it was truly biased)
trump-presidency  russia-investigation  nunes-memo 
february 2018 by irace

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