As promised by President Donald Trump, permission has been given to Attorney General William Barr to release records related to surveillance carried out on American citizens during the 2016 presidential election campaign year.
“Today, at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election. The Attorney General has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information. Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last Presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions.”
Second statement just released by White House:
“The Attorney General is currently conducting a review of intelligence activities relating to the campaigns in the 2016 Presidential election and certain related matters. The heads of elements of the intelligence community, as defined in 50 U.S.C 3003 (4), and the heads of each department or agency that includes an element of the intelligence community shall promptly provide such assistance and information as the Attorney General may request in connection with that review.”
The president himself offered that first statement via Twitter.
What exactly that means is not clear precisely, but with the threat in the air, the conservative news sphere is foaming at the mouth waiting for shoes to drop.
John Solomon reveals that according to his sources (and Hannity’s as well), President Trump will begin declassifying Russiagate’ documents in the next 6-7 days.
Among those will be the so-called “Bucket Five” – documents which were originally presented to the Gang of Eight in 2016, which included everything the FBI and DOJ used against Trump campaign aide Carter Page – including the FISA surveillance application and its underlying exculpatory intelligence documents which the FISA court may have never seen.
Something about all of it just does not add up.
Stay tuned on this one. It could get hot and heavy pretty fast.