Let's take the case of California Congressman Schiff first. Schiff, is a liberal California Democrat who has attempted to stop any release of a committee memo detailing wrongdoing of government agencies in the collusion investigation. In so doing he has tried to taint the reputation of committee Chairman Devin Nunes, a Republican also from California but failed when an ethics investigation cleared his name. And then, after he was unsuccessful in keeping the wraps on release of the memo, following a straight party line vote, he prepared his own memo as a counter. He saw it as a way to discredit the President, since he thought the White House would refuse to give the security clearance okay unlike the approval given to the Republican memo. He could then claim bias on the part of Nunes and create a perception of a less than transparent White House. But the difference in the statements and the impact they have on maintaining proper security for the nation are as different as day and night.
The Nunes memo was drawn from actual testimony given, some of which might have been classified but could be released if, after the vote by the commtttee, the White House approved the security declassification. the FBI, Justice and other agencies begged the White House not to release it, claiming it would publicize methodology used in security work. But respected former agency leaders said no, it might taint the reputations of some current leaders but it had nothing to do with methodology. So, why would the FBI, DOJ or any agency have a problem with release of appropriately cleared information only identifying officials who had used at best poor judgement? There is a very simple reason and many of us have known it for a long time: THEY ARE PROTECTING THE SWAMP, that insulated and long-term group of politicians and bureaucrats who like things just the way they are.
With regard to the Schiff memo which has not yet been released, it was not released for it contains actual methodology which national security employs. Even Mr. Schiff has, as of yesterday, admitted that. One would have to assume then that either Mr. Schiff wanted it denied for release to use as a talking point against White House bias or, more devious, he wanted the White House to release it so that the national media could claim security violations by the White House. But the White House staff stopped that attempt by merely sending it back to Congress to be cleaned up. And the White House said clearly that it would be released if those security problems were resolved.
Now let's take a short look at Mr. Ohr. As a deputy assistant attorney general he is at a high level and is supposed to be impeccable in following the law impartially. Yet, we found out that his wife, Nellie Ohr, a former CIA employee, was working for Fusion GPS, the firm that was paid to work with Christopher Steele, the now disgraced British security official and the author of the Trump dossier which has now publicly been debunked. And Ms. Ohr gave the dossier to her husband who in turn took it to the FBI. Ohr himself even met personally with Glenn Simpson, the head of GPS Fusion, which was funded in the endeavor against Trump by the Hillary campaign and the Democratic National Committee. So, why was he merely demoted and why are other players who obviously knew what was going on in the DOJ and FBI still working with pay?
The SWAMP is alive and well in both agencies and it is a serious threat to freedom and liberty. Last time I looked, the United States is not a "banana republic" and we must keep it that way. But if we allow agencies that we are supposed to trust to use phony documentation as a means to destroy and remove a duly elected President of the United States, the only word which accurately describes what is happening starts with a "T". Decide for yourself and do your own homework; it's all there for the world to see. But you won't get the information from the mainstream media which is today more biased than it has ever been.