Will Trump Allow The Release Of The Dem Memo?

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

I know it is old in terms of Trump scandal cycle — like a week or so — but not too long ago, Devin Nunes (R-Ca) wrote a self-serving and ultimately incorrect — memo (he had to admit its central tenet was wrong) regarding how the FISA warrant application against Carter Page was conducted. Nunes said, among other things, that the FBI did not inform the FISA judge that the Steele Dossier was the product of opposition research, even though:

(1) the FBI DID inform the FISA judge of that fact; and
(2) the Steele Dossier probably was not the only thing that comprised the FBI’s 50-60 page warrant application; and
(3) Carter Page was already suspected of assisting the Russians long before the 2016 election

The minority member of the House Intel Committee, Adam Schiff, wrote a response to the Nunes memo, but the “Dem Memo” (as I am calling it) — like the Nunes memo before it — cannot be released until the President okays it. And today is the deadline for him to okay it. Obviously, the narrative does not help Trump, but that should not be a factor. His concern should only be that it does not reveal classified information.

So let’s return to the question: will Trump allow the release of the Dem Memo?

It doesn’t look like it.

Update — Nope.