As widely anticipated the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has voted to release the majority ‘FISA Memo’ as led by Chairman Devin Nunes. According to reports it was a party-line vote. The memo now goes to the executive branch for release approval.
Additionally, the politically constructed counter-memo, led by minority leader Adam Schiff, received a supportive committee vote making it available to the full house of representatives. However, following the same procedural process as before – the Schiff Memo was not approved for public release (via executive branch), until the full house has an opportunity to review it.
Because the Schiff Memo was not released to the public; and because the committee is making Schiff follow the same rules applied to Nunes; and because the content of the approved release is adverse to Democrats corrupt interests; Adam Schiff rushed to the microphones to complain.
Scared PELOSI on Damage Control – NUNES is a ‘Stooge’ #ReleaseTheMemo
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe ‘removed’ from the bureau
Top FBI official Andrew McCabe has been “removed” from his post as deputy director, Fox News is told, leaving the bureau after months of conflict-of-interest complaints from Republicans including President Trump.
A source confirmed to Fox News that McCabe is taking “terminal leave” – effectively taking vacation until he reaches his planned retirement in a matter of weeks. As such, he will not be reporting to work at the FBI anymore.
The move was first reported by NBC News.
BUCKLE UP: Democratic National Committee CEO RESIGNS
Democratic National Committee Chief Executive Officer Jess O’Connell is leaving the organization less than a year after joining the committee, she announced to the staff in an email on Monday night.
The departure of O’Connell — a longtime campaign pro who came to the DNC from EMILY’s List in May — comes at as the DNC works to rebuild under Chairman Tom Perez after years of neglect. It had struggled to raise money in 2017, but invested in local races in recent months.
“I’m proud to have helped to rebuild our party at a time when we needed it most. I am grateful to Chairman Tom Perez for the opportunity to serve during such a pivotal moment in our history as we fight with everything we’ve got to protect and promote Democratic values and to elect more Democrats nationwide,” O’Connell wrote in her email to the DNC staff, according to a copy obtained by POLITICO.
Perez sent a follow up email thanking O’Connell, and explaining that she will stay on in the coming weeks. He has begun searching for a replacement already, and she is expected to remain working from the Capitol Hill offices through March, said a Democrat familiar with the situation.
After 24 Years In Congress, Corrine Brown Starts New Life In Prison
Former Florida Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown reported to federal prison Monday to start her five year sentence for multiple crimes, including tax fraud and corruption.
Brown, 71, turned herself in to the Sumter Correctional Institution in Florida, one of the largest federal prisons in the country, which houses both violent and non-violent offenders. Brown will be serving her five-year sentence at a minimum-security satellite facility, which keeps roughly 391 other female inmates.