An Associated Press review finds some truth in a set of memos accusing the Trump campaign of working with the Russian government. But libel complaints argue otherwise, and collusion remains an open question.
The five-page Republican memo counters the declassified and redacted Democratic document on Russian election interference released Saturday.
The declassified memo counters GOP allegations that the FBI abused its surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference.
The White House says the document contains “numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages” and asks the intelligence committee to revise it with the help of the Justice Department.
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.
The Democratic senator's move comes over the objection of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, a Republican, who decries it as “confounding.”