Republican Party is willing to debase American democracy in support of Donald Trump, and how weaponised conspiracy-mongering has crept from the fringes to the heart of American politics.
The problem is that while the investigators might have used the Steele Dossier, it was far from the only evidence they had gathered and used, and given that the rest of the evidence remains classified, it is impossible for the investigators, the FBI and the Justice Department to defend the integrity of their work.
Against the recommendation of these bodies and intelligence services, Trump nevertheless ordered that the memo be declassified and released on Friday.
“The latest attacks against the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests ― no party’s, no President’s, only Putin’s.
Trump’s GOP, blithely elevating its political concerns over its nation’s interests, is so far determined that Americans should never find out either way.