The article by Andrew C. McCarthy, "Spinning a Crossfire Hurricane: The Times on the FBI’s Trump Investigation," states the case, again, that there was no legitimate basis upon which to open an investigation into alleged Trump Campaign-Russia collusion. I have always held that position. However, the article also simply buys without scrutiny that the "findings" concerning alleged Russian hacking and interference are legitimate and grounds for the extremely exaggerated narrative that has been built upon it.
The supposedly salient aspects of the Steele Dossier remain unsubstantiated jokes. All of the various investigations have been built up upon it, not a few words from someone who was drunk, who's words certainly weren't unambiguous in the first place.
The "findings" of a tiny few anti-Russian partisans (led by dyed-in-the-wool Neocons, whose lying methods have been repeatedly exposed), also remain totally unsubstantiated.