CNN: Trump sees Nunes memo as a way to discredit the Russia investigation

Defense and National Security
Anyone who has doubts about whether House Republicans are using the Nunes Memo as a way to undermine the Russia investigation and protect the President ought to take a look at this report. According to CNN, President Trump has been telling his friends that the release of the memo would discredit the investigation. By moving forward with the memo’s release  – after it was altered without the approval by the House Intelligence Committee – let there be no doubt that the House GOP is willing to undermine the rule of law solely for political purposes: 
 
President Donald Trump continues to tell his associates he believes the highly controversial Republican memo alleging the FBI abused its surveillance tools could help discredit the Russia investigation, multiple sources familiar with White House discussions said.”
 
“As the debate rages about whether the GOP memo is inaccurate and misleading -- and whether it's appropriate to reveal such classified intelligence at all -- Trump appears to be more preoccupied with the political calculus.”

Officials have been unable to say whether anyone inside the White House worked with Nunes or House Republicans on the document.”