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WATCH: What the Nunes memo means for the Russia investigation

National security lawyer Ryan Goodman discussed the memo

by VICE News
Feb 5 2018, 7:33pm

When President Donald Trump agreed to release the GOP’s memo about the FBI’s apparent bias against him last week, Republicans thought they’d finally get some answers.

But the document raised more questions than it answered and mostly just made everyone in Washington even angrier. Except Trump: He tweeted that the memo “totally vindicates” him.

To make sense of the aftermath, VICE News politics editor Alex Thompson conducted a live interview with national security lawyer Ryan Goodman, a professor at New York University School of Law, the co-editor-in-chief of Just Security, and a former special counsel at the Department of Defense.

Send us questions for Goodman on Facebook and Twitter.

To make matters more confusing, a House committee will now decide whether to release a counter-memo written by Democrats that they say adds context to the initial memo. If the committee, which convenes at 5 p.m., votes to release the memo, it will then be sent to the White House and the president will have five days to consider making it public.

There could also be as many as five more memos coming from Republicans alleging politically motivated “wrongdoing” across various government agencies, Axios reported.

Cover image: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., returns to a secure area in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)