TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -The newly released Republican memo on alleged FBI and Justice Department abuses has sent advocates of the Russiagate theories into meltdown. They immediately said it was all done in Russia’s interests.
He said further that the publication of the memo on alleged abuses of power by American state agencies “undermines” the rule of law in the US. And of course, by releasing it, US authorities “are doing Putin’s job for him.”
McCain was not alone in his crusade against the GOP document and its perceived threat to national security. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) slammed Republicans and President Donald Trump over what House Democrat leaders called a “spin memo.”
“President Trump has surrendered his constitutional responsibility as Commander-in-Chief by releasing highly classified and distorted intelligence,” Pelosi said, as cited by the Hill. She also added that, “by not protecting intelligence sources and methods, he just sent his friend Putin a bouquet.”
Democrat representatives in Congress lined up to back Pelosi. “The President’s decision to publicly release a misleading memo attacking DOJ & FBI is a transparent attempt to discredit these institutions and undermine Mueller’s probe,” said Adam Schiff (D-California), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, as he referred to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign and the alleged Russian interference in the election.
Democrats were not done tossing around the Russian president's name. Ted Deutch condemned the release as a “Putin-esque tactic” and a “dangerous and partisan stunt.”