Democrats finally release response to Nunes memo

James Comey

Republicans defending Donald Trump have succeeded in a crucial aspect: The Nunes memo now seems like old news and with the Democratic response and Republican response to the Democratic response, it all sounds like “he said, she said.” I don’t think these characterizations are fair and I think that, at minimum, Devin Nunes dissembles. But I don’t see this particular issue gaining traction now.

Which I will say is unfortunate for a reason that goes far beyond the present controversy: What we are seeing is the problem with secret courts and secret trials. Even in the open, the present system of injustice has numerous failings, but secret proceedings can only exacerbate them.

Avery Anapol and John Bowden, “House Democrats release intelligence memo defending DOJ, FBI investigation,” Hill, February 24, 2018,

Jeremy Herb, “Democratic intelligence memo released with redactions,” CNN, February 24, 2018, https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/24/politics/democratic-memo-house-intelligence-released/index.html

Chris Megerian and Joseph Tanfani, “House panel releases Democratic rebuttal of Republican memo on surveillance of former Trump aide,” Los Angeles Times, February 24, 2018, http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-dem-memo-20180209-story.html


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