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A Burr in Nunesí Saddle: The North Carolina Senator was wrong about the FISA order.
Wall Street Journal ^ | December 13, 2019

Posted on 12/14/2019 4:50:47 AM PST by karpov

In February 2018, California Rep. Devin Nunes released a four-page memo on “Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Abuses at the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” The memo included two key claims: that the now-discredited Steele dossier “formed an essential part” of the Carter Page application, and that the application was compromised.

Though Mr. Nunes has now been vindicated by Inspector General Michael Horowitz, at the time he was widely derided. Those who dismissed him included his Republican counterpart chairing the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr. In a July 24 story headlined “Burr breaks with Nunes,” CNN quoted the Senator as saying he believed there were “sound reasons” for the FISA order.

Mr. Burr was hardly alone in this reaction. But the CNN story notes that he made his comment “when asked about the House Republican memo alleging FBI and Justice Department abuses of the FISA process.” Mr. Burr’s remarks thus played to the press denouncing Mr. Nunes, enhanced Mr. Burr’s standing with Democrats—and by the way have now been proved wrong.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: burr; fisa; nunes; richardburr
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The CNN story was Burr breaks with Nunes: 'Sound reasons' for judges to approve FISA warrant. Perhaps Burr should no longer be chairing the Senate Intelligence Committee.
1 posted on 12/14/2019 4:50:48 AM PST by karpov
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To: karpov

Burr is a scummy deep state stooge, bribed and blackmailed into total submission.


2 posted on 12/14/2019 4:54:19 AM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: karpov

Burr is a RINO, GOPe, Chamber of Commerce, UNIPARTY, Compromised, Corrupt, POS on the Grandest scale.


3 posted on 12/14/2019 4:54:37 AM PST by qaz123
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To: karpov

McConnell should remove Burr from the Senate Intel committee. Burr is clearly in way over his head or is somehow compromised.


4 posted on 12/14/2019 4:55:00 AM PST by Gahanna Bob
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To: karpov
I put Burr on the same stool as Cornyn.

Sorry pos that manipulate their votes to appear to their people back home that they are on the effin ball.

5 posted on 12/14/2019 4:58:12 AM PST by eartick (Stupidity is expecting the government that broke itself to go out and fix itself. Texan for TEXIT!)
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To: Gahanna Bob

If only the senate had an Unintelligence Committee....


6 posted on 12/14/2019 4:59:46 AM PST by ptsal ( Media & DNC word game. It wasn't spying, it was just surveillance.)
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To: karpov
This is what I gathered.

The first warrant for Carter Page was turned down as being insufficient. Then they added the Dossier....and got the warrant. Two others were issued to extend the time using duplicate criteria.

7 posted on 12/14/2019 5:00:35 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: karpov

Burr’s a GOP establishment rectal orifice. Primary the stupid Rino.


8 posted on 12/14/2019 5:06:15 AM PST by Bullish (My tagline ran off with another man)
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To: Travis McGee

Burr is a cur. He’s the jerk that subpoenaed Don Jr. Which proves that he’s a Deep State RINO,never Trumper worm.


9 posted on 12/14/2019 5:06:32 AM PST by HighSierra5
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To: karpov

If there were sound reasons why did Deep State feel the need to pack the FISA court with at least one plant?


10 posted on 12/14/2019 5:08:24 AM PST by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: Travis McGee

There was a story from the Conservative Treehouse that was posted here a month or so ago which, although very lengthy, explained how Burr, Warner, and others on the Senate side are compromised.

I don’t remember all the particulars, but it dealt with the staffer who was caught feeding classified information to a female reporter and total compromise of Burr,

Makes a very interesting read.


11 posted on 12/14/2019 5:09:26 AM PST by offduty
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To: mewzilla

I wonder if Deep State is now worried about someone taking a damn good look at a couple of those FISA judges....


12 posted on 12/14/2019 5:10:05 AM PST by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: offduty

Warner is practically a curse word in this house.


13 posted on 12/14/2019 5:10:28 AM PST by combat_boots (God bless Israel and all who protect and defend her! Merry Christmas! In God We Trust! Hi)
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To: Sacajaweau

That there was a previous court filing listing Page as a CI (Confidential Informant), made another line of evidence that they used Pages actions in associated with Russians on behalf of the US Government against him in the FISA warrant.


14 posted on 12/14/2019 5:12:59 AM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: combat_boots

Found the story. You can read it here:
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/10/20/durhams-trail-leading-to-ssci-ali-watkins-never-slept-with-james-wolfe-it-was-a-cover-story/


15 posted on 12/14/2019 5:33:24 AM PST by offduty
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To: karpov

Burr is a Bush League Republican.
Thankfully he is retiring.
The rest of them WE have to retire in the primary.


16 posted on 12/14/2019 5:55:11 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: karpov

Burr was LYING! as a member of the Intel Committee and Gang of 8 he KNEW ALL ALONG what was happening


17 posted on 12/14/2019 6:00:18 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: karpov

Burr is a Democrat in RINO clothing. Apparently, North Carolina voters are easily fooled.


18 posted on 12/14/2019 6:07:08 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: offduty
Found the story. You can read it here

Great article, surprised I missed it when it was originally posted on CTH. Thanks
19 posted on 12/14/2019 6:08:59 AM PST by ratzoe
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To: Travis McGee

Burr is a rat mole and dirty as hell.


20 posted on 12/14/2019 6:12:00 AM PST by gibsonguy
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