The Grassley-Graham memo has flown so far under the radar that you might be shocked to learn Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) even joined in the memo circuit.
Alas, they did, and it might actually deliver a stronger impact than
For starters, the Grassley-Graham memo appears to back up the now-famous Nunes memo, according to the National Review:
The Grassley-Graham memo corroborates the claims in the Nunes memo: The Obama Justice Department and FBI used anonymously sourced, Clinton-campaign generated innuendo to convince the FISA court to issue surveillance warrants against Carter Page, and in doing so, they concealed the Clinton campaign’s role
More interestingly, however, is what the skimpy FISA warrant application unlocked upon the issuance of the warrant by the FISA judge.
…the warrant meant the FBI could seize not only Page’s forward-going communications but any past emails and texts he may have stored — i.e., his Trump campaign communications.
As National Review’s Andrew C. McCarthy notes, much of the uproar and spy fiction spouted by Democrats on cable news in the lead-up to the release of the Nunes memo almost evaporated the moment the Grassley-Graham memo was released.
Meanwhile, the Senate duo’s memo received nearly no play in the mainstream media.