A roundup of editorials Monday takes a look at the dossier, the dueling memos and why the Republicans are OK with trashing the FBI.
1. In Trump they trust
From columnist Leonard Pitts Jr.: You won’t believe the FBI, but what President Donald Trump says is golden?
Mr. President, what you call “political” are actually called facts, and your concern for sources and methods would be more convincing if you hadn’t decided to release the GOP memo (“100%”) before reading it and over the objections of the FBI. https://t.co/L48kAQOztL— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 10, 2018
2. The Russians, the dossier and the memo
From The Ashland Daily Tidings: What do you do when one party acts as an enabler of a seriously flawed administration?
The so-called "party of law and order" has turned against the federal law-enforcement agencies https://t.co/2yM48f9FLk— The Economist (@TheEconomist) February 12, 2018
3. The memo debate Is a Republican sham
From The New Republic: The GOP deserves congratulations. The damage to the FBI and other institutions is very real.