The release of the Nunes memo did exactly what the GOP wanted. It muddied the waters. A roundup of editorials Tuesday takes a look at the issue.
Opinions from the left:
1. The real shock of the Nunes memo
From CNN: What Americans need to know isn’t bits and pieces of a process. They need to know everything the judge knew when he approved the extension of surveillance.
Democratic Rep. Jim Himes on the Nunes memo: "Every lawyer out there who's not four whiskeys into happy hour looked at the Nunes memo ... and said there's absolutely nothing there" https://t.co/HdMGpLvRxu— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 6, 2018
2. Nunes memo further evidence of GOP kowtowing to Trump
From The Register-Guard: Is this the hill Republicans want to die on?
The Schiff memo is based on the same underlying docs as the partisan #NunesMemo, so there should be no question as to whether or not @realDonaldTrump will approve the new memo’s release. If he refuses, the American people will be forced to wonder: what is he trying to hide?— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 5, 2018
3. #ReleaseTheMemo wasn't about transparency
From Sen. Ron Wyden: Why did Republicans oppose revealing categories of who is targeted under FISA warrants when they revealed specifics of surveillance.