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02/04/2018 02:57 am ET Updated Feb 05, 2018

Madeleine Albright Would Give Devin Nunes An 'F' For Memo Stunt

Serious shade from the former secretary of state and Georgetown professor.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright delivered a scathing hit-and-run Twitter attack on Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) for the House Intelligence Committee memo he orchestrated slamming the FBI investigation of a one-time member of President Donald Trump’s campaign.

The memo, released Friday, claimed that the FBI obtained a warrant to monitor Carter Page without informing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that the bureau’s request was based on Trump opposition research gathered for the Democrats. House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and other sources said the court was aware of the context of the information and  the memo has been criticized as inaccurate and misleading.

Albright, who became the nation’s first-ever female secretary of state in the Clinton administration, is currently a professor at Georgetown University. Based on her teaching principles to those aiming for jobs in the government, Albright said she’d “have to give” Nunes an “F” for his failure to be “compelling, accurate and unbiased.” She quipped that she hoped voters will “do the same in November.”

Nunes has become the man of the hour on Twitter, most notably for being the brunt of an overwhelming number of #YoMemo and #YoMemo Jokes that take jabs at the “weak” and “so dumb” dud memo.

A brand new Twitter site falsely purports to be from “Devin Nunes’ Mom,” whose profile says: “I’m so, so sorry.” One tweet boasts about the beautiful petunias on her lawn, which features a campaign sign for a Democrat vying to unseat him in November, Andrew Janz.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story misstated the name of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court as the Foreign Intelligence Service Court.

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