President Trump has the Dems shaking again. He just ordered the declassification of a series of documents related to the Russia investigation. The point would be to get to the bottom of the investigation, clear his name as well as give the American people transparency into what’s really going on.
According to The Hill, under the order, classified parts of a surveillance application that allowed the FBI to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page will become public in addition to “all text messages relating to the Russia investigation” from former FBI Director James Comey and several other top federal officials.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the decision was made “at the request of a number of committees of Congress and for reasons of transparency.”
The last time Trump put this into action it revealed the motive and lack of evidence behind the FISA warrant.
“When the President issues such an order, it triggers a declassification review process that is conducted by various agencies within the intelligence community, in conjunction with the White House Counsel, to seek to ensure the safety of America’s national security interests,” the Department of Justice said in a statement Monday evening. “The Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are already working with the Director of National Intelligence to comply with the President’s order.”
The office of the Director of National Intelligence said it “is working expeditiously with our interagency partners to conduct a declassification review of the documents.”
The move will please House conservatives who have been clamoring for the documents’ release, saying it will back up their argument that the Russia investigation has been tainted by political bias.
“The documents are central to Republican charges that the FBI exhibited bias in an investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton email and in its decision to begin a probe into Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election.
You know you are on the right track when Schiff starts getting nervous.
Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, told The Hill last week that if the president does not respect what the FBI and Department of Justice described as “redlines” with the FISA warrant, then he would be “clearly crossing a redline” himself.
“It is clear that our majority doesn’t care whether they burn people or burn sources of information. As long as they can serve the president that’s all they care about. That’s a terrible priority and one that has long-term repercussions,” Schiff said.