The Department of Justice released a highly redacted version of the FISA warrant applications on Carter Page in its Saturday night document dump. I posted the FISA warrant documents here.
This past February House Intelligence Committee Chariman Devin Nunes released an important memo on the FISA warrant documents (embedded below). Prominent Democrats and their media adjunct defamed Nunes as a liar. After the release of the FISA warrant documents on Saturday as redacted, Byron York conceived the brilliant idea of checking the documents against the Nunes memo. Who’s zoomin’ who?
In his Washington Examiner column on the FISA warrant documents, Byron marches paragraph by paragraph through the Nunes memo. Byron declares in conclusion: “Parts of the Nunes memo, like references to the Strzok-Page texts or Bruce Ohr’s testimony, contain information that was not in the application. But that does not make it any less accurate. The bottom line is that, whatever the criticism it has received, the Nunes memo was almost entirely accurate. The release of the FISA application supports that view.”
Byron refrains from expressing judgment on “Democrats and some in the press” who “denounced [the Nunes memo] as a collection of lies and mischaracterizations.” He leaves the intelligent reader to draw his own conclusions.