For more than a week, the Democrats on the House Intel Committee, led by Adam Schiff, had one major point. Releasing the Nunes memo would endanger “sources and methods” at CIA, NSA, etc.
That was not only false. They knew it was false when they said it. The memo has NOTHING remotely related to sources and methods, as was obvious when people read it. Schiff and his buddies had already read it and knew that.
So, Schiff and colleagues switched to 3 new claims.
1) A crucial statement by McCabe in the memo is false.
- BUT the FBI and DOJ reviewed the memo before its release and had no objections to the veracity of any statement in the memo.
2) The memo tells us nothing important.
- You be the judge.
3) The memo draws misleading conclusions because it is incomplete
- The memo draws almost no conclusions. It states a summary of facts related to the FBI/DOJ investigation.
- But it is incomplete (because it is a summary).
The solution to incompleteness is to see more, lots more, including as much as possible of the underlying documents, redacted to protect intelligence sources and methods.