The David Nunes Memo makes several assertions that it can’t back up, providing nothing to undermine the FBI’s Russia probe, argues Zack Beauchamp of Vox. Its biggest claim, that the FBI investigated Trump’s former campaign policy advisor Carter Page due to partisan reasons, is wrong. The Steele Dossier, which was connected to both left- and right-wing entities (which the memo avoids to mention), brought up a valid suspicion: that some of the people on Trump’s campaign had ties to the Russian government. Wherever this accusation came from, it is justified. Nunes’ Memo is a Republican effort to smear the FBI.
The Nunes Memo is the clearest indicator that the FBI and Justice Department went about their work in a partisan way, motivated to hurt Trump politically, believes Chris Buskirk of American Greatness. FBI agents hid the Steele Dossier’s limitations when trying to justify their investigation into the Trump campaign. The whole Russia collusion story has been exaggerated and is based on faulty evidence. All of this strongly indicates some form of conspiracy to topple Trump. Law enforcement agents acted well outside of their boundaries to twist the truth about Russia’s involvement. This reflects extremely poorly on the FBI.