Well, it was only a matter of time. President Trump on Monday threw a hand grenade into the center of the Russian investigation that was all started by Hillary blaming the leak of Democratic Party emails on Russia and Trump colluded with them. The Democrats and Hillary then paid to create the infamous dossier and pretended it was not funded by the Democrats. They have managed to keep the country distracted and that has been the political objective all along – just politics.
Trump has now directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice to declassify a number of documents related to the Russia investigation which will be for our reading pleasure and bull the curtain back a little further on just how seriously bad things have gotten in the Washington Swamp. Already the Democrats are screaming say this will put people’s lives at risk. If I recall, the same thing was said about the IRS scandal when the Obama Administration was targeting the Tea Party using the IRS with the silent support of John McCain and John Boehner. They wanted to have Lois Lerner’s testimony sealed claiming death threats – she is still alive.
Trump also directed the release of unredacted versions of all text messages about the probe sent and received by multiple officials, including former FBI Director James Comey and deputy director Andrew McCabe. He has also included the declassification of several pages of a June 2017 FISA renewal application for a warrant ultimately granted to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, along with all FBI interviews and reports connected to the Page FISA application. He has specified the selective declassification of the Page FISA warrant and the DOJ and FBI are to declassify pages 10 to 12 and 17 to 34 of the Page FISA application. He has obviously reviewed this mess. One of those sections appears to relate to the time period that Page worked on Trump’s campaign as a foreign policy adviser
Moreover, Trump also instructed the Justice Department to publicly release unredacted versions of all text messages related to the Russia probe of Comey, McCabe, Ohr, and FBI officials Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, who were involved in both the Russia investigation and the probe into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state. The leaks we have seen so far have been showing that they turned a blind eye to Hillary and abused their power to target Trump.
Additionally, he requested that the agencies declassify all FBI reports of an interview with Justice Department official Bruce Ohr that were connected to the Russia probe. Now, this should get interesting. If you remember, Ohr is the person who communicated with former British spy Christopher Steele back in 2016 to compile that dossier of damaging allegations involving Trump and Russia which was used to justify this entire case. Trump wants released information about confidential sources that Steele used while compiling his dossier, as well as Steele’s own history as an FBI source.
This is clearly time for some transparency here yet as expected Democrats and DOJ prosecutors argue this is ‘risking the lives’ of confidential sources. This is clearly going to expose the internal corruption at the highest levels of the DOJ and FBI no different than we saw when they used the IRS. The Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, called Trump’s move a “clear abuse of power” but ignores the abuse of power on every other level by the Deep State. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said this was a “desperate, dangerous, and deliberately misleading.” I find that withholding the truth also misleading and since the Democrats have made this the controversy on which they hope to retake the Hill in November, it is really partisan so let it all out and the people should judge. The Democrats are using this to fight in November. It is fair game to fight back.
An old saying comes to mind – people who live in glass houses should not throw stones. This entire Russian nonsense is absurd. Even if they did release the Democratic emails that Hillary blames for her loss, there has NEVER BEEN any allegation that they were fake or altered. So all we are talking about is emails that also revealed their internal corruption and how they conspired to make Hillary the candidate against Bernie Sanders. That is why when they gave California to Hillary rigging the votes against Bernie, he went to the White House and Obama told him to just accept his fate. Why not release all of that as well.
People have to realize that changing presidents or the head of any agency really does not change the system. The DEEP STATE is the bureaucracy and they remain in place regardless of who sits in the Oval Office. They hate Trump because he wants to drain the SWAMP – which is them.