On Friday, Rush Limbaugh weighed in on the Devin Nunes memo released a few hours ago, and he says it’s “more damning” than he ever thought:
“This Nunes [memo] is more damning that I expected it to be. I thought that since we’ve discussed it so much and pretty much informed you of everything in it, I didn’t think I could be surprised. But I have been”
He further states that “If anything, the contents of this memo were UNDERPLAYED”:
Here are a few snippets from a transcript of his radio comments via RushLimbaugh.com:
Another bullet point. Andrew McCabe, who has since retired from the FBI — he was a deputy FBI director — confirmed that no FISA warrant would have been sought from the court without the Steele dossier. Meaning, they didn’t have enough of anything else. They didn’t have enough of anything to get a FISA warrant to surveil and spy on the Trump campaign, the Trump transition, Carter Page, Trump Tower, you name it. Without the Steele dossier, which has never been corroborated, none of it has been confirmed, none of it is true, all of it written and created by the Hillary Clinton campaign using Fusion GPS. McCabe confirms that no FISA warrant would have been sought without the information in the Steele dossier.
This is mind-boggling. Even though I’ve known this and reported it to you and therefore you’ve known it, even though we’ve known for I don’t know how many months now that the Steele dossier made up out of whole cloth, manufactured on orders of Hillary Clinton, and she paid for it, to now actually see it confirmed by the deputy director of the FBI that no FISA warrant would have been sought because they wouldn’t have been granted without the Steele dossier. Are you ready for this next one?
“The political origins of the Steele dossier,” which I just described to you: The fact that Hillary Clinton commissioned it, the fact that a law firm acted as the cutout/go-between to funnel the money to be paid for the dossier, that Fusion GPS was involved in the creation of the dossier. “The political origins of the Steele dossier were known to senior DOJ and FBI officials,” meaning they knew everything I have just told you. They knew everything but excluded that when they sought the FISA warrant.
They did not include in their application that it was a political document. They withheld the political news related to the very creation of this document in their FISA application. In the real world, it verifies that the judge was not told that the Trump dossier, the Steele dossier was a political document. It means that it was presented as counterintelligence. It was presented as an intelligence product created by patriotic American spies and intelligence agents trying to save America from the influence of the Russians in our precious bodily fluids election in 2016.
Here’s what else he said:
You want to talk about a conspiracy?
It’s no wonder the people at the DOJ and the FBI don’t want anybody knowing about this! This is the total politicization of the FBI and the DOJ, at least the people involved in both agencies relating to this story. The total politicization and thus the corruption. Media reporting was used to lend credibility? Well, the media didn’t know anything other than what Steele told them! So Steele is passing off this fake, phony dossier as fact and real. The media’s hearing what they want to hear, because everybody involved in this wants to get the hell rid of Donald Trump.
Now, eventually the FBI cut Steele off.
“After Steele’s contact was cut off,” Fox News says, “the memo states that Steele and Fusion GPS continued to pass information to the FBI through Bruce Ohr, who was recently demoted over his contacts with Fusion GPS and Steele.” Remember, Ohr’s wife, Nellie, worked for Fusion GPS. She was on the Trump research team, if you will, as early as May of 2016. So even after the FBI decided it was no more useful to them to deal with Steele; they cut him loose. “The memo says that Steele and Fusion GPS continued to pass information to the FBI,” continued to add to what was in the dossier. Just making things up.