The real message of the memo released last week by Rep. Devin Nunes assailing the FBI and Department of Justice is that Donald Trump is changing the Republican Party far more than it is changing him.
The memo from Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, failed to deliver revelations sufficient to reshape the debate over special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The most telling aspect of the document was that it was compiled and released at all — to the delight of Trump and over the heated opposition of the FBI and other federal law enforcement and intelligence officials.
That choice from Nunes and other Republicans on the intelligence committee, with support from Speaker Paul Ryan, captured the shifting balance in the GOP’s relationship with its tempestuous President. CONT.
Ronald Brownstein, CNN