Not sure what to make of this. FOX News is claiming that Trump has ordered all material related to the Russia Hoax and the Hillary Clinton email investigation to be declassified without redactions.
Is Fox misinterpreting a pair of Tuesday night tweets by Trump?
As the president himself pointed out, he declassified the material a long time ago, but only a tiny fraction of it has seen the light of day. It looks to me like Trump is just reminding everyone that he asked for the documents to be released, not that he is expecting them to come out immediately. Here are the two relevant tweets:
The first tweet is a response to the remarkable investigative journalist Paul Sperry, who has been essential in piercing the veil of secrecy around Obamagate, ImpeachmentGate and more.
Trump just says he has “fully authorized” the release and declassification of the secret documents. But as Trump himself notes in the second tweet, he actually did that “long ago” — meaning last year. Unfortunately, FBI Director Wray and CIA Director Haspel have been dragging their feet in a massive CYA operation. At the end of the second tweet, the president ordered his underlings to “Act!” But it remains to be seen whether that order will be taken seriously by AG Barr or anyone else.
This Sunday, Rep. Devin Nunes told Maria Bartiromo that “every Republican senator and member of Congress should be saying…we want every damn bit of evidence that every intelligence agency has or it’s maybe time to shut those agencies down.”
Maybe that is having some impact. Trump may have even watched the interview. In the meantime, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe earlier today did declassify two documents that strongly suggest the FBI covered up for Hillary Clinton’s plot to “stir up” trouble for Trump by falsely claiming he was allied with Russia. The documents, especially a note by CIA Director John Brennan, also establish that President Obama was in on the cover-up.
That alone should provoke demands for a national investigation of Comey, Obama, Brennan and Clinton. Let’s hope the president drives this issue home every day between now and Nov. 3. Could we get some TV ads please?
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