The following exchange during Alisyn Camerota’s interview with Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) on the February 5th edition of CNN’s “New Day”:
ALISYN CAMEROTA, CNN: I have one more question about the dossier because it seems to be one of the headlines of the Nunes memo that was released on Friday. So what Nunes and the memo claim, his staff, is that the FBI deputy director, Andrew McCabe, told your committee behind closed doors that, in fact, it was the dossier, if not for the Steele dossier, no surveillance warrant would have been sought for Carter Page. True or false, did that happen?
REP. MIKE QUIGLEY (D-IL): It is false. We’re not his exact words. Remember, that was classified. That the setting that we’re talking about. So I have to be mindful of it. Until our memo comes out, it’s hard to contradict exactly what they’re saying.
So those were not his exact words. They’re cherry picked. They’re out of context. As Mr. Dent said, that’s true for the entire two and a half page memo. I don’t think either memo should have been put out because they release information that shouldn’t be out there protecting sources and methods, but now that their report is out there, our memo has to go out there just to correct what they’ve stated in their short memo.
Well, the Democrats’ memo has now come out. Click here to read it all.
Then show me the part where it denies that McCabe said those words to the committee.
You can wade through all the tortured wordsmithing of this memo, as it tries to convince us, for example – without actually saying it, of course – that the FISA court was advised Steele’s dossier was identified as Clinton campaign paid-for opposition research (it wasn’t), but you will not find any denial of the claim about McCabe’s testimony.
Lucky for Democrats that most people, other than the get-Trump-at-all-costs media, won’t notice this, because don’t give a damn about their memo.
Why, because they are far more interested in their bonuses and/or salary raises and/or lower taxes from the Republican tax legislation, which was passed without so much as one Democrat vote in the house or Senate.
Hmm, positive results of the new tax legislation? 100% due to Republicans?
Maybe Democrats are not so lucky after all.