Suppose the RNC, and Trump's campaign team, hired a former spook (or Secret Service agent) to contrive a dirty "dossier" on Hillary Clinton---a rehash of stuff on Whitewater, "bimbo eruptions," Travelgate, Benghazi, Pizzagate, "the Clinton death list," etc.---and that the FBI then used it to get a FISA warrant to spy on Huma Abedin, because of her apparent links to Saudi-backed Islamist terrorism: a warrant that the FBI secured by carefully neglecting to inform the court that that disgusting "dossier" was a stroke of campaign propaganda, conceived by Roger Stone, and paid for by the Republicans.
And then suppose that that whole sordid plot was detailed in a memo drafted by the staff of Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking (Democratic) member of the House Intelligence Committee; and that the Democrats on the committee noisily released the memo, calling for a full investigation of its evidence that the FBI misused the FISA warrant process to sink HILLARY'S campaign. And in THAT case, of course, the DEMOCRATS would all be saying what the REPUBLICANS are saying now, and THEY'D be absolutely right; while the REPUBLICANS would be the ones insisting that that memo is (somehow) at once a "nothingburger" and an existential threat to the Republic---and THEY'D be absolutely WRONG. All partisans are moral imbeciles. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to Mark Crispin Miller's "News From Underground" newsgroup. If you'd like to donate to News From Underground, please visit http://markcrispinmiller.com/donate - we appreciate your ongoing support. Ways to unsubscribe, 1) send a blank email to newsfromunderground+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. PLEASE NOTE: you must unsubscribe using the SAME email with which you subscribed; 2) go to http://groups.google.com/group/newsfromunderground and click on the "Unsubscribe or change membership" link in the yellow bar at the top of the page, then click the "Unsubscribe" button on the next page. For more News From Underground, visit http://markcrispinmiller.com