Why Democrats And Republicans Did A Sudden 180 On The FBI

President Trump is weighing allowing the release of the second of two memos addressing allegations of improper conduct by the FBI. The latest classified memo, drafted by Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee, allegedly defends the agency in a rebuttal to a memo that was released last week. The earlier memo was written at the direction of the committee chairman, California Republican Devin Nunes, and criticized the FBI’s surveillance methods in the early part of the Russia investigation.

The tussle over the two memos is leaving many observers with a sense of political whiplash. CONT.

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, FiveThirtyEight