House Democrats claim that when Senator Chuck Grassley released the FD-1023, the confidential FBI document by a confidential informant alleging Biden misconduct in Ukraine, it contained a bunch of lies and endangered the informant who made them.
Bafflingly they’re making both arguments at the same time.
“Chairman Comer’s and Senator Grassley’s decision to publicly release the form is in brazen disregard of the safety of FBI human sources and the integrity of its investigations,” House Oversight Committee Democratic staff wrote to Democratic lawmakers in a memo obtained by The Hill.
“Contrary to Republican messaging, the form provides no new or additional support for their corruption allegations against the President or Hunter Biden. Instead, its release merely seeks to breathe new life into years-old conspiracy theories, initially peddled by Rudy Giuliani, that have been thoroughly debunked.”
So the FD-1023 form is just more of the same “conspiracy theories” that have been “thoroughly debunked” and the GOP was wrong to release it because it endangers the confidential human source who was spreading thoroughly debunked conspiracy theories?
It’s certainly nice of the Democrats to care so deeply about this spreader of debunked conspiracy theories, but if that anonymous person was making stuff up, surely he’s not in any danger, is he?
Either the allegations are legitimate materials from a real source or they’re debunked conspiracy theories, but they can’t be both at the same time.
Much as they be both true and false at the same time.
How dare Republicans endanger the life of that man spreading lies about Biden!
Pick one and stick with it. If the form contains lies, just dismiss them as a bunch of lies. But if House Dems want to argue that the form endangers a confidential informant, then the source is legitimate.
This failure of logic and reason is what happens when people make arguments that are politically convenient with no regard for consistency (as has become commonplace.) Dems, including in the DOJ and the FBI, need excuses to continue a fictional investigation to avoid having to hand over materials (such as the form) which means that they need to claim that it’s credible even as publicly they have to claim it’s not credible.
With the release of the form, worlds collided and the Democrats had to make both arguments at the same time. But completely self-contradictory and irrational arguments are no longer disqualifying or even noticeable.