Conservatives are buzzing over a secret memo written by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), ostensibly detailing corruption in FBI surveillance practices. It’s unclear how much is in the memo itself — even the FBI hasn’t seen it — but it didn’t stop skeptics from rallying behind the cause, launching #releasethememo into trending topics on both Twitter and Facebook.
Now, that campaign has come under probe for Russian interference. In a letter to Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) called for Twitter and Facebook to conduct an investigation into whether Russian troll accounts had fueled the rise of the hashtag as part of a broader campaign. The Alliance for Securing Democracy had reported significant Russian activity on the hashtag, although the methods behind that attribution remain unclear.
The FISA memo spread very fast on social media. Trump supporters pushed a #ReleaseTheMemo operation after Republican Representatives came forward asking the document be released to the American public.
Journalist Sara Carter said the FISA memo is so sensitive it could end the Mueller probe.
The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff (D-CA) is in a full-blown panic mode as the release of the FISA memo looms.
Schiff is in the middle of the corruption as a ranking House committee member. He has fiercely worked to block Chairman Nunes from exposing the illegal unmasking and FISA abuse that took place during the 2016 presidential election.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) are now urging Twitter and Facebook to conduct a thorough forensic examination into the #ReleaseTheMemo campaign as ‘potentially an ongoing attack by Kremlin-linked social media actors’ also referred to as “Russian bots”.
This is peak desperation (and creepy).
dam Schiff and the Democrats do not want this 4 page FISA memo to be released to the public.
Schiff previously blasted the FISA memo in a statement to CNN:
[the memo is] “profoundly misleading set of talking points drafted by Republican staff attacking the FBI and its handling of the investigation.”
He also implied Americans are too stupid to understand the contents of the memo.
I have read the memo. The sickening reality has set in. I no longer hold out hope there is an innocent explanation for the information the public has seen. I have long said it is worse than Watergate. It was #neverTrump & #alwaysHillary. #releasethememo
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) January 21, 2018
The two high ranking California Democrats sent a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging they investigate the social media accounts. WOW.
ABC News reported, “NEW: Sen. Feinstein, Rep. Schiff urge Facebook and Twitter to investigate the involvement of Russian bots in pushing “Release the Memo” campaign: “If these reports are accurate, we are witnessing an ongoing attack by the Russian government through Kremlin-linked social media actors.”
NEW: Sen. Feinstein, Rep. Schiff urge Facebook and Twitter to investigate involvement of Russian bots in pushing "Release the Memo" campaign: "If these reports are accurate, we are witnessing an ongoing attack by the Russian government through Kremlin-linked social media actors." pic.twitter.com/SkAci5NefK
— ABC News (@ABC) January 23, 2018
Both Schiff and Feinstein bemoan the #ReleaseTheMemo hashtag being in the top social media trends and claim it can’t possibly be concerned Americans; they are Russian bots.
The letter goes on to say these tweets are interfering with Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation because they are ‘manipulating’ public opinion.
The letter actually calls the campaign a “Russian effort” even though they cite an obscure ‘report’ as proof the tweets are coming from Russians.
High ranking Democrat Congressmen and Women are not only actively fighting to silence Americans who use social media, they are requiring a “forensic examination” because users posted tweets they don’t like.
Here are some screenshots of the letter below via ABC News:
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