(Daily Beast) -- For weeks, we have been sold the idea that a “memo” written by Republican staffers of the House Select Committee on Intelligence was a damning piece of evidence of political bias in the intelligence-gathering process. Members of Congress, most of whom had not yet read the memo or the underlying FISA application, called for its release and stoked the flames of suspicion.
Did the memo offer the truths we were promised?
No, it didn’t.
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We now have more questions than answers, except on one front where we did get additional clarity: The Trump era has been especially irresponsible and unfair to the law enforcement and intelligence communities and, frankly, unfair to the audience for which it is intended.