Now actually being compelled to confront what Durbin actually said on the Senate floor, the wingnuts are starting the meme that the FBI memo that Durbin read from . . . is . . . wait for it . . . fabricated. That’s right. Durbin simply made it up, according to the desparate wingers.
From the June 17 broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show:
So what we have here is a knowledgeable official—this is from the Fox News website—a knowledgeable official familiar with the memo cited by Durbin, as well as other memos. He said that “the FBI agent made no such allegation and the memo described only someone chained to the floor. Anything beyond that is simply an interpretation, the official said.”
So I think that’s why I say we need to see this memo that Durbin read from. We need to see it. He can read from it. He can copy it to a piece of paper and take the piece of paper to the Senate floor, but let’s see the actual memo. Let’s make him produce it.
Done. (Memo to Fox News and Rush: it’s been public for a while now…)