Schiff Memorandum Evades Steele's Lying to the FBI

The Democrats on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (“HPSCI”) wrote a memorandum that was released yesterday, February 24, 2018.  Although the Democrats’ Schiff memorandum is in response to the Nunes memorandum released on February 2, 2018, by the Republicans on the HPSCI, any evaluation of the Democrats’ memorandum must include discussion of the Grassley memorandum released on February 6, 2018 by the Republicans on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. This is because the Senate memorandum is more detailed. On February 21, 2018, I explained that the Senate memorandum “states that the FBI largely relied upon Steele’s credibility in obtaining the FISA warrants . . . .” At that time, I also noted: The Senate memorandum states that the October 21, 2016 FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] application notes the existence of a news article dated September 26, 2016, which is presumably a Yahoo News article by...(Read Full Post)