The Trump administration, with the help of Republicans in Congress, have for weeks been hyping up an internal House memo as the new Pentagon Papers. That memo was finally made public on Friday.
Representative Devin Nunes, of California, and his conservative allies had strongly implied that the memo would offer incontrovertible proof of the intelligence community’s bias against President Donald Trump in investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. In the past few days, however, Republicans have walked back that assertion, apparently after reading the memo for themselves.
On Friday, Trump declassified the memo. You can read it for yourself here:
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