Zack Beauchamp: “Rep. Devin Nunes’s infamous memo — the document numerous House Republicans claimed would demonstrate fundamental anti-Trump corruption at the FBI — was released early Friday afternoon. The entire thing is three and a half pages and only takes a few minutes to read closely and carefully.
After doing that, there is only one conclusion a fair reader could draw: There is absolutely nothing here.”
“There is no proof in the memo that the FBI is biased against Trump, no proof of abuse of surveillance powers by the FBI, and no proof that the investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia is fundamentally flawed. The memo is a piece of partisan spin, and not a particularly compelling one at that.”
The Hill: “CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin slammed the release of [the memo], calling it ‘an embarrassment’ after its publication on Friday.”
“‘It is an absolute disgrace. It is an embarrassment to the United States Congress,’ Toobin said on CNN’s “The Situation Room.” ‘It is part of an effort to discredit the investigation of the president of the United States.'”
“‘That is its only purpose, and it doesn’t even work on this terms because it’s so shoddy in what it claims to be,’ Toobin continued.”