[Marxism] Fwd: F.B.I. Texts and Dueling Memos Escalate Fight Over Russia Inquiry - The New York Times

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Jan 30 09:46:07 MST 2018


(These are the first 3 paragraphs about a developing constitutional 
crisis. The Republicans intend to release a memo that is filled with 
cherry-picked material intended to compromise the FBI. Poor J. Edgar 
Hoover must be turning over in his grave. What's of particular interest 
below is the concern expressed by one Stephen E. Boyd, who is not a 
hold-over from the Obama administration. In fact, he used to serve as 
communications director for Jeff Sessions when he was a Senator and was 
nominated by Trump himself to his current post of assistant attorney 
general.)


The Justice Department warned the House Intelligence Committee chairman 
on Wednesday that it was “extraordinarily reckless” for Republicans to 
push to release a committee memo that draws on classified information to 
portray the origins of the Russian investigation as scandalous.

In a letter to Representative Devin Nunes of California, the Republican 
chairman of the committee, Stephen E. Boyd, an assistant attorney 
general, stressed that the committee had refused to show the memo to the 
F.B.I.

“We do not understand why the committee would possibly seek to disclose 
classified and law enforcement sensitive information without first 
consulting with the relevant members of the intelligence community,” Mr. 
Boyd wrote.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/24/us/politics/devin-nunes-fbi-russia.html




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