Congressional Sources Fear Intel Agencies Will Slow-Roll Release of Carter Page FISA Docs to Frustrate Trump
On Monday, President Trump issued an immediate declassification order of the 20 redacted Carter Page FISA docs.
President Trump went scorched earth and also ordered the DOJ to publicly release all text messages WITHOUT REDACTION relating to the Russia investigation from James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Bruce Ohr, Lisa Page and Peter Strzok.
The DOJ and FBI are working with the Director of National Intelligence to comply with President Trump’s order.
The process should take just a few days, however; Congressional sources now fear intel agencies will slow-roll the process to frustrate President Trump and others who want these documents released to the public.
Catherine Herridge of FOX News reported:
Intelligence agencies and the FBI have begun the process of declassifying key documents in the bureau’s Russia investigation –and the first items could be made public as soon as Friday, federal law enforcement officials told Fox News on Tuesday.
However, two congressional sources are emphasizing that the declassification review should not be long and drawn out, despite concerns over protecting sources and methods. The congressional sources said they feared that “process” was being used to frustrate the president’s order and unnecessarily slow-roll the public release of the records.
House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes said Monday evening that the FBI’s “insurance policy” that Peter Strzok and Lisa Page discussed over text message will be exposed along with other exculpatory evidence once the Carter Page FISA documents are made public.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein signed the June 2017 FISA renewal –one month after he appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Trump-Russia collusion.
Rosenstein has been working around the clock to stonewall the release of these documents-no doubt he will fight to delay the release of these damning documents as long as possible.
Catherine Herridge with more on this development:
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