President Trump “Seriously” Considering Declassifying Carter Page FISA Docs
The midterms are over and President Trump is on a roll.
The Democrats may have taken back control of the House Tuesday night, but President Trump took control over the DOJ Wednesday.
President Trump fired AG Sessions Wednesday and appointed Matthew Whitaker as Acting AG–Whitaker then bumped DAG Rosenstein out of the way and took over the Mueller probe.
The President said Wednesday during a presser that he is “seriously” considering declassifying the Carter Page FISA doc and other pertinent Russia records.
BREAKING NEWS: President Trump indicated he may now declassify & publicly release the FISA applications and other documents targeting his campaign that are being withheld by the FBI and DOJ. "We're looking at that very carefully," adding he wanted to wait until after the midterms
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) November 7, 2018
“We’re looking at that very seriously, declassification very seriously,” said Trump. “It’s amazing how people on the other side just don’t want those documents declassified…we’re looking at that very carefully. I certainly wanted to wait until after the midterm.”
In mid-September, President Trump issued an immediate declassification order of the Carter Page FISA docs and other pertinent Russia records.
The White House also directed the DOJ to release publicly all text messages from James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Bruce Ohr.
The President ultimately caved to pressure and decided to hold off on his declassification order–until now.
Investigative reporter Sara Carter said the Carter Page FISA docs would expose extensive evidence of abuse by the DOJ and FBI:
Congressional members, some whom have clearance to see the documents, say “no sources or methods” would be exposed if they were declassified, but that they believe it would expose extensive evidence of abuse by the bureau on the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
According to House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes there is exculpatory evidence in the 20 redacted pages of the FISA docs.
The President must declassify all Carter Page FISA docs and pertinent Russia records before the Dems officially take over the House in January.