American President Donald Trump judged a controversial memo stating that the FBI had abused power in investigating Russian intervention against 2016 presidential elections, "fully" justifying his views, but the judgment was opposed by one of the authors of the memo itself , Sunday (4/2).
Trump via Twitter, Saturday (3/2), said that "the search for mistakes is still ongoing. No collusion and attempts to disrupt the course of the investigation (the word now used because after a year of continuous investigation and finding nothing, collusion is dead). This is an American disgrace! "
But Congressman from the state of South Carolina who was also one of the lead authors of Republican faction memo released by the House Intelligence Committee on Sunday (4/2), said in the" Face the Nation "program at the station CBS television that the document did not undermine months of investigation by special investigator Robert Mueller against Russian intervention campaigns or whether Trump had disrupted the course of the investigation.
"Memo Nunes" – took the name of Chairman of the House Intelligence Panel as well as Congressman from the state of California Devin Nunes – along the four pages concluded that the FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation relies heavily on research by opposition groups funded by the Democratic Party and compiled by a the former British spy – Christopher Steele – to obtain permission from a special court in October 2016 to monitor Carter Page, Trump's campaign adviser, and his relationship with Russia.
But the memo noted that an FBI investigation that eventually led to Mueller's investigation had started a few months earlier, in July 2016, when FBI agents began investigating contacts between another Trump advisor – George Papadopoulos – and Russian agents. (Papadopoulos, who has been investigated by Mueller, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI investigating team about his contacts with Russia, and while awaiting his sentence he collaborated with the investigative team of Mueller