The memo. The memo. The memo. The anticipation for the release (or non-release) of the already infamous memo being peddled by the already infamous Devin Nunes has reached a fevered pitch — even by our Trump-era news cycle’s already infamous standards. “The memo, in essence, raises this question: Is there an anti-Trump bias at the FBI, and if so, does it justify placing the historically independent bureau under Trump’s personal control? It’s a question with profound implications for the health of American democracy, and one that explains why the fight over the memo’s release is the fight of the moment.” Vox: The 9 biggest questions about the Nunes memo, answered. They’ve even got an explainer in diagrams for those who prefer to receive such briefings with more pictures. Here’s my contrarian prediction — which might be proven wrong by the time you read it: Citing national security concerns, the memo will not be released because it may be more useful to Trump that way. If we don’t see it, he gets to frame its contents however he wants… That said, the general expectation is that it could be out as soon as Friday.

+ CNN: “Top White House aides are worried FBI Director Christopher Wray could quit if the highly controversial Republican memo alleging the FBI abused its surveillance tools is released.” (Our kids are going to grow up thinking being FBI director is a temp job.)

+ Meanwhile, Bobby Three Sticks continues his investigation. The latest from the NYT: Mueller Zeros In on Story Put Together About Trump Tower Meeting.

+ The Atlantic on the perils of taking on the FBI.