American political forces, not Kremlin masterminds, are responsible for the ongoing damage to our democracy.
The declassified memo counters GOP allegations that the FBI abused its surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference.
For all the hype, the Nunes memo was a legal dud that may cost the congressman from California.
The GOP memo, however, includes revelations that may complicate efforts by the president and his allies to undermine Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
In a review of texts between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, The Wall Street Journal found "no evidence of a conspiracy" against the president.
Many Democrats and progressives want Donald Trump removed from office for understandable reasons. But the “Russia thing” could end with dire consequences, says journalist Robert Parry.
Many Trump-haters see the investigation as the likeliest means to impeachment—an end they think desirable even if it plays into the hands of neocons and other warmongers.
The president and his advisers hoped that the dismissal of the FBI director would end their "Russiagate" ordeal, but it might have only fanned the flames.