Opening Monologue. Release The Memo. Release the Kraken. We chronicle the latest developments in the "biggest political scandal of our lifetimes." House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has issued a four-page classified "Memo" outlining surveillance abuse and corruption within the DOJ and FBI. House Republicans are clamoring for its public release, revealing their "shock" and "alarm" and generalized exopthalmia. We listen to Democrat Adam Schiff describe his attempts to block the release, while blaming "Russian Bots" for the controversy -- as the Mainstream Media stays silent. We sound notes of caution against "overreach" from conservative commentators, such as Dan Bongino, and review the process for the memo's ultimate release. We sample high-octane audio from Rep. Mark Meadows and Rep. Matt Gaetz. Meanwhile, the FBI now claims to have mysteriously "lost" a trove of text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. Plus, our quick review of the Schumer Shutdown distraction and Trump's "incredible genes." Hat tips to the Conservative Treehouse. With Listener Calls & Music via R.E.M., Louane, Bob Dylan, Ray Price, Pearl Jam, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jamey Johnson.
January 21, 2018