The so-called Nunes memo

Kaili Lambe, CREDO Action
2018-02-04 14:43:55
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/Nunes_russia ]Remove Nunes from the House Intelligence Committee The petition to House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republican leadership reads: "The independence of Rep. Devin Nunes as chair of the House Intelligence Committee is compromised. You must immediately remove him from the Committee, and help ensure an independent and transparent investigation of all credible allegations concerning the relationship between Donald Trump and the Russian government." Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Nunes_russia ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Nunes_russia ]Remove Nunes from the House Intelligence Committee One of Donald Trump’s most loyal congressional lapdogs – House Intelligence Committee (the Committee) Chair Rep. Devin Nunes – is doing everything in his power to undermine both the congressional investigation and the parallel FBI investigation into Trump’s Russia ties. On Friday, House Republicans released the so-called Nunes memo – a blatant attempt to smear Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Mueller investigation.^1 As those who had seen it had asserted before its release, the so-called memo is really just Republican talking points making unsubstantiated claims to undermine the credibility of the FBI’s investigation.^2 Earlier in the week, the FBI even issued an unprecedented statement publicly rebuking Nunes's conspiracy-fueled “memo” that expressed “grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy."^3 Thanks to the progressive movement's activism, including the work of hundreds of thousands of CREDO members, Nunes supposedly stepped aside last year from running the House Russia investigation after sharing classified intelligence directly with the press and the White House. However, he is still the Committee's chair and has been working to subvert its work in order to protect Donald Trump.^4 If Paul Ryan really believes his own words that Congress is responsible for holding the executive branch accountable,^5 he must now remove Nunes from the Committee. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Nunes_russia ]Tell Paul Ryan and the rest of House Republican leadership: Immediately remove Rep. Nunes from the House Intelligence Committee. Click here to sign the petition. It is clear that Trump and his cronies wanted to release the baseless Nunes “memo” because they hoped it would help build their narrative that the Mueller investigation is a witch-hunt with Trump as its target.^6 We now know that Trump reportedly demanded that Mueller be fired last summer, and the only reason Mueller is still on the job is because White House counsel stood up to Trump.^7 It seems that in lieu of outright firing, Trump and his lapdogs are doing everything they can to erode the public’s faith in the investigation and undermine Mueller’s independence. - [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Nunes_russia ]Tell Paul Ryan and the rest of House Republican leadership: Immediately remove Rep. Nunes from the House Intelligence Committee. Click here to sign the petition. When Republicans voted to release the memo, they also voted against allowing the minority report authored by Rep. Adam Schiff, which points out the flaws in Nunes’ narrative, to be released to members outside the Committee.^11 Republicans in Congress might hope they can obfuscate, but if we make it clear we are paying attention and demand that they put the integrity of our democracy first, we can build pressure on them to act. Demand that House Republican leaders immediately remove Rep. Nunes from the House Intelligence Committee. Click the link below to sign the petition. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Nunes_russia ]act.credoaction.com/sign/Nunes_russia Thank you for speaking out, Kaili Lambe, Director of Organizing [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Nunes_russia ]Sign the petition ►  1. Zack Beauchamp, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/20376 ]The Nunes memo is a dud,” Vox, Feb. 2, 2018.  2. Jeremy Stahl, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/20377 ]The Nunes Memo Is a Complete Flop," Slate, Feb. 2, 2018.  3. Ben Mathis-Lilley, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/20309 ]FBI Issues Statement Denouncing House Republican Russia Memo That Trump Has Promised to Release," Slate, Jan. 31, 2018.  4. Zach Beauchamp, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/20331 ]The real reason the Nunes memo matters," Vox, Jan. 30, 2018.  5. Phil Mattingly et al., “[ act.credoaction.com/go/20332 ]Ryan: Nunes memo should be released, members should separate memo from Mueller,” CNN, Jan. 30, 2018.  6. Beauchamp, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/20331 ]The real reason the Nunes memo matters."  7. Kristen Welker and Phil Helsel “[ act.credoaction.com/go/20333 ]Trump wanted to fire Mueller in June but backed down when White House counsel threatened to quit," NBC News, Jan. 26, 2018.  8. John Bowden, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/20345 ]Schiff: Nunes gave Trump 'secretly altered' version of memo," The Hill, Jan. 31, 2018.  9. Ryan Sit, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/20340 ]Trump Caught on Hot Mic Saying he will ‘100 percent’ Release Nunes Memo, despite Justice Department Objections,” Newsweek, Jan. 31, 2018. 10. Greg Sargent and Paul Waldman “[ act.credoaction.com/go/20378 ]The Nunes memo is out. It’s a joke and a sham.,” The Washington Post, Feb. 2, 2018. 11. Jeremy Herb and Manu Raju, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/20336 ]House Intel Committee votes to release Nunes memo on FBI,” CNN, Jan. 30, 2018.

The petition to House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republican leadership reads:
"The independence of Rep. Devin Nunes as chair of the House Intelligence Committee is compromised. You must immediately remove him from the Committee, and help ensure an independent and transparent investigation of all credible allegations concerning the relationship between Donald Trump and the Russian government."

Add your name:

Sign the petition ►

Dear Anne,

Remove Nunes from the House Intelligence Committee

One of Donald Trump’s most loyal congressional lapdogs – House Intelligence Committee (the Committee) Chair Rep. Devin Nunes – is doing everything in his power to undermine both the congressional investigation and the parallel FBI investigation into Trump’s Russia ties.

On Friday, House Republicans released the so-called Nunes memo – a blatant attempt to smear Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Mueller investigation.1 As those who had seen it had asserted before its release, the so-called memo is really just Republican talking points making unsubstantiated claims to undermine the credibility of the FBI’s investigation.2 Earlier in the week, the FBI even issued an unprecedented statement publicly rebuking Nunes's conspiracy-fueled “memo” that expressed “grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy."3

Thanks to the progressive movement's activism, including the work of hundreds of thousands of CREDO members, Nunes supposedly stepped aside last year from running the House Russia investigation after sharing classified intelligence directly with the press and the White House. However, he is still the Committee's chair and has been working to subvert its work in order to protect Donald Trump.4 If Paul Ryan really believes his own words that Congress is responsible for holding the executive branch accountable,5 he must now remove Nunes from the Committee.

It is clear that Trump and his cronies wanted to release the baseless Nunes “memo” because they hoped it would help build their narrative that the Mueller investigation is a witch-hunt with Trump as its target.6 We now know that Trump reportedly demanded that Mueller be fired last summer, and the only reason Mueller is still on the job is because White House counsel stood up to Trump.7 It seems that in lieu of outright firing, Trump and his lapdogs are doing everything they can to erode the public’s faith in the investigation and undermine Mueller’s independence.

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When Republicans voted to release the memo, they also voted against allowing the minority report authored by Rep. Adam Schiff, which points out the flaws in Nunes’ narrative, to be released to members outside the Committee.11 Republicans in Congress might hope they can obfuscate, but if we make it clear we are paying attention and demand that they put the integrity of our democracy first, we can build pressure on them to act.

Demand that House Republican leaders immediately remove Rep. Nunes from the House Intelligence Committee. Click the link below to sign the petition.

Thank you for speaking out,

Kaili Lambe, Director of Organizing

Add your name:

Sign the petition ►
  1. Zack Beauchamp, “,” Vox, Feb. 2, 2018.
  2. Jeremy Stahl, "," Slate, Feb. 2, 2018.
  3. Ben Mathis-Lilley, "," Slate, Jan. 31, 2018.
  4. Zach Beauchamp, “," Vox, Jan. 30, 2018.
  5. Phil Mattingly et al., “,” CNN, Jan. 30, 2018.
  6. Beauchamp, “."
  7. Kristen Welker and Phil Helsel “," NBC News, Jan. 26, 2018.
  8. John Bowden, "," The Hill, Jan. 31, 2018.
  9. Ryan Sit, “,” Newsweek, Jan. 31, 2018.
  10. Greg Sargent and Paul Waldman “,” The Washington Post, Feb. 2, 2018.
  11. Jeremy Herb and Manu Raju, ",” CNN, Jan. 30, 2018.

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