“President Donald Trump is at odds with his own chief law-enforcement officers over a controversial memo fueling Republican allegations of a conspiracy against the Trump presidency. But by all indications, the president is less amenable to the concerns of his own FBI than those shared by a less formal, more bombastic adviser.
“That adviser is Sean Hannity, who has been hyping the so-called Nunes memo all week, and with whom the president continues to speak regularly.
“According to three sources with knowledge of their conversations, Trump has been in regular contact with Hannity over the phone in recent weeks, as the Fox News prime-time star and Trump ally has encouraged the prompt release of a controversial four-page memo crafted by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee. Hannity has gone to the wall to push for the public release of the memo, which the intelligence panel and its chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), authorized this week in a party-line vote despite the classified information therein.”
Does anyone now doubt that Comrade Stupid and Fox News are some sort of ersatz remake of the Corsican Brothers, with banana peels and pratfalls? It’s hard to know who is setting the agenda, but there’s not doubt that they are one and the same.
Anyway, the news looks like The Russian Usurper is going to release the stupid memo today (Friday document dump?) and all that that entails. I am not an historian of the FBI, but… damn, the next few days are gonna be interesting.
UPDATE 1: BOOM!
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 2, 2018