Published: Fri, February 09, 2018
Research | By Clarence Powell

The House Intelligence Committee might have a wall before the border does

The House Intelligence Committee might have a wall before the border does

With the revelation, reported by CBS News on Thursday, that the committee's Republican majority staff will soon be separated from the Democratic minority staffers on the committee by a wall - literally, a physical barrier separating public officials from each other - members of both parties are saying Nunes has destroyed any spirit of collaboration the committee once enjoyed.

Whose idea was it to build a wall?

"I'm not part of that decision", Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) told the network. "You've got to talk to Devin".

Let us not forget our very own 21st Congressional District Representative Elise Stefanik is one of them. Rep. Tom Rooney explained: "The level of trust and the level of everything down's poison".

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Including "the woman up front that answers the phone" over alleged leaks, Rooney told CBS.

On Feb. 8, The Register-Guard's newest Republican apologist, columnist Marc Thiessen, writes: "The real threat to national security came not from the memo's release, but from the Federal Bureau of Investigation effort to suppress it". The committee voted to release the Democrats' memo early this week, but the White House is still mulling whether to declassify it.

This memo shows that the current Republican politicians are more interested in rooting out Democrats in the Federal Bureau of Investigation than finding out if there are Russian agents in the White House. That divide was laid bare last week by the release of Nunes' partisan memo that purports to show the Federal Bureau of Investigation abused the FISA system to secure a warrant to extend surveillance of a President Donald Trump campaign aide.

Pelosi told CNN in January she had reviewed the Nunes memo and its basis as well as the intelligence underlying the memo, and accused Republicans of crafting a misleading document and misusing sensitive information available to them in order to undercut the ongoing special counsel investigation into potential coordination between associates of President Donald Trump and Russian Federation.

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