[Ed. – Hyperbole much?]
Since the release of the Devin Nunes memo in early February, both Democrats and the media have pushed the narrative that Republicans have become the anti-law enforcement party. But on Monday, panelists on MSNBC’s Live With Stephanie Ruhle took that argument a step further when they claimed that criticism of the FBI – and of the Florida deputies who remained outside of a Parkland school as an active shooter rampaged through halls – was itself an arrestable offence.
As the segment kicked off, former CIA officer Ned Price offered a positively glowing review of the memo recently released by House Intel Committee Minority Leader Adam Schiff. Price contended not only that Schiff’s memo was a “ten-page body blow” to the “baseless” Nunes memo, but also that the Nunes memo itself was nothing more than a smear against the FBI:
The Nunes memo was not about FISA abuse. It was not about surveillance reform. Devin Nunes has always been one of the biggest cheerleaders of FISA and surveillance. It was about discrediting the Mueller investigation. It was about tarring the good men and women of the FBI and the Department of Justice.