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Monday, February 5, 2018

"The Nunes Memo Is All Smoke, No Fire"

Orin Kerr has this piece in The New York Times. In part:

The #Memo has been released. This document from House Republicans promises to detail government abuses surrounding 2016 election surveillance. But the memo is more confusing than illuminating. It doesn’t so much provide evidence about abuses as make arguments that can’t be evaluated based on the facts it discloses.

Even assuming the memo’s claims are true — which we can’t determine from the document itself — it still does not establish an “abuse” of the foreign intelligence laws.

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