Saturday, February 3, 2018
The Nunes Memo
Getting the FISA court to issue a warrant is easier than getting the proverbial grand jury to indict the proverbial ham sandwich — there's nobody there to oppose the warrant, it is assumed that the warrant is, well, warranted, and the judges want to go to lunch. If there isn't a big rubber stamp to mark "APPROVED" on every application, it's just another example of gross government inefficiency.
Carter Page, notoriously sleazy, might have justified a warrant by reputation alone. Personally, I still don't see why the Russians would have needed Republican help to interfere in our election, although compromising some idiots in the Tr*mp campaign probably was just too easy a proposition to pass up. The cover-up, as usual, is likely to be worse than the crime.