On Monday, September 17, 2018, President Trump ordered the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the Justice Department to declassify and release several key documents related to the FBI investigation and spying on the Trump Campaign during the 2016 election.
On Wednesday night House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) told Sean Hannity the deep state is already slow-walking the declassification of the president’s request.
Nunes told Hannity on Fox News that, “It’s quite clear, Sean,” Nunes agreed. “I don’t understand why this hasn’t been declassified [yet].”
Nunes said critics of the move are voicing the “same story over and over again,” falsely claiming national security concerns.
“They’re either covering up for their agency or they are involved,” he said.
“We have to continue to get this message out to the American people [who] have been force-fed this Russian Kool-Aid for two years,” Nunes added.
Earlier this week, former CIA Director John Brennan – an outspoken critic of President Trump – said he hopes “individuals of conscience” in the federal government will “stymie” Trump’s actions.
“I am concerned that this is just one indication that Mr. Trump is going to increasingly look for steps to take in order to further try to subvert the Mueller investigation,” he said on MSNBC.
According Fox News, the redacted version, three of the declassified pages involve information included in a section titled “The Russian Government’s Coordinated Efforts to Influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.”
The other 18 pages appear to relate to information the government submitted that came from former British spy Christopher Steele, who compiled a dossier detailing the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia. The document has been a partisan lightning rod since it was published in January 2017.
Carter Page told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Monday night that the FBI’s investigation was “so incredibly stupid to begin with.” He added, “My biggest concern is all the damage that this did to the U.S. government [and] the mockery it made out of the Constitution and all of the wrongdoing that was done by various officials within the Department of Justice, the FBI and the DNC [Democratic National Committee].”