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Democrat memo defends handling of Russia investigation by FBI, Robert Mueller

Democrat memo defends handling of Russia investigation by FBI, Robert Mueller
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This Feb. 5, 2018 file photo shows Rep. Adam Schiff, Democratic ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

The 10-page, partially-redacted document, which was posted to the panel’s website, sharply criticized a previously released Republican memo as a “transparent effort to undermine” investigations by the FBI, Justice Department and Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The memo defends the FBI’s obtaining of warrants to conduct temporary surveillance of Carter Page, an associate of President Donald Trump’s election campaign, whom the Democrats say “the FBI assessed to be an agent of the Russian government.”
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