President Trump has ordered the immediate declassification of was sensitive intelligence-community and law-enforcement documents related to the continuing investigation into interference by Russia in U.S. elections.
This includes James Comey and the FBI lovers’ texts on Russia to be released in FULL in massive declassification of was material behind the Mueller probe.
Trump also directed DOJ to declassify pages from a warrant from a secret court that allowed the FBI to spy on former campaign adviser Carter Page and all of the interview reports the bureau prepared to go along with it.
President Trump told the Justice Department to publish the reports tied to its interview with DOJ official Bruce Ohr, whose wife Nellie worked at the firm that put together the unverified dossier, in the massive declassification effort.
Ohr is known to have been in contact with the dossier’s author, ex-British spy Christopher Steele.
And in a further request, he called for the release of text messages relating to the probe that was sent or received by ex-FBI director James Comey, whom the president last year fired.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders made the announcement in a statement as President Trump was speaking at
She said: ‘At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications.
‘In addition, President Donald J. Trump has directed the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to publicly release all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr.’
Two spokespersons for the Department of Justice did not immediately respond to comment directly after the announcement.
It’s expected to take days maybe weeks, though, for DOJ to put together all of the requested materials. But nonetheless, they are coming.
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