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Trump, Nunes and the Politicisation of Intelligence

| Feb. 07, 2018

Republicans on the US House Intelligence Committee have released their long-awaited memo, which, according to Fox News, contains the greatest constitutional abuse in modern times. Pundits on Fox claimed it would show there was a "Deep State" conspiracy at work, undermining the president and his supporters, and "prove" the Trump-Russia investigation is a fraud.

When the four-page memo was finally released last Friday after much fanfare, it was predictably a let-down—a "nothing burger," to use Washington's current vernacular. But on closer inspection, it is a nothing burger with a large amount of Russian dressing....

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For Academic Citation: Walton, Calder.“Trump, Nunes and the Politicisation of Intelligence.” Prospect, February 7, 2018.

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