Kasich was among the few Republicans to criticize House Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee. The FBI and Justice Department pleaded with the White House and House Republicans not to make public the memo.
Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, called the memo’s release a “blatant attempt to discredit and undermine law enforcement officials who keep this country safe is not only shameful, it’s dangerous. The president and his team should cooperate with the FBI and make all their dealings with Russia public.”
Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Niles, complained that “our nation’s highest law enforcement agencies have told the president that he should not release this discredited memo. They have said it harms our national security. But this is just one more example of Donald Trump believing that the rules don’t apply to him.”